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Implementation of UN Guiding Principels on Business & Human Rights for the future

In commemorating world human rights day 2021, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Indonesia Ministry of Law and Human Rights organising a seminar on the topic : "Implementation of UN Guiding Principels on Business & Human Rights for the future"  on December 7 2021.


The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) are the main frame of reference for states to protect human rights and the responsibility of business actors to respect human rights. The UNGPs consist of three (three) pillars. The first pillar emphasizes the state's obligation to protect human rights in business activities through policies, regulations, and adjudication. The second pillar relates to the responsibility of business actors to respect human rights, with an emphasis on developing human rights due diligence and preventing adverse human rights impacts caused by their business operations. The third pillar is directed at efforts to expand access to effective remedies for victims, either through judicial-based recovery mechanisms or non-judicial-based recovery mechanisms.


As a member country of the United Nations (UN), Indonesia has the obligation to implement various international human rights instruments that have been accepted by Indonesia. In addition to international agreements, Indonesia also supports various other instruments adopted by the UN Human Rights Council, including the SDGs and the UNGPs. Furthermore, in order to realize the government's obligations and commitments in respecting human rights to the highest degree, the Indonesian government is committed to initiating and continuing the implementation of the UNGPs.


The seminar is aimed at promoting and introducing programmes that have been initiated by the government of Indonesia (the Ministry of Law and Human Rights) related to the implementation of the UNGPs, including:


1. Launch PRISMA, a website-based Risk Assessment of Business and Human Rights Programs.It was officially launched in February 2021.

 

2.Drafting a National Strategy of Business and Human Rights

 

3.The Formation of the National Task Force

 

4. The Formation of the Regional Task Force, etc.


You can watch the full event from the recorded video below: