Human Rights and business – Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States (2016)
Building on the 2011 UN Guiding Principles, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 on human rights and business, a text that provides more specific guidance to assist member States in preventing and remedying human rights violations by business enterprises and also insists on measures to induce business to respect human rights.
The Recommendation elaborates on access to judicial remedy, drawing on Council of Europe expertise and legal standards in the field (civil and criminal liability, reduction of judicial barriers, legal aid, collective claims etc). It puts special emphasis on the additional protection needs of workers, children, indigenous people and human rights defenders.
Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on human rights and business
Appendix to Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3
I. Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
II. The State duty to protect human rights
III. State action to enable corporate responsibility to respect human rights
IV. Access to remedy
V. Additional protection of workers
VI. Additional protection of children
VII. Additional protection of indigenous peoples
VIII. Protection of human rights defenders