Business Due Diligence and Related States' Obligations in the Context of Corporate Accountability
Position Paper - Working Version
FIAN International’s increasing involvement in standard-setting processes and policy discussions on the issue of ‘business & human rights’ or corporate accountability stems from the organization’s work on cases of violations and abuses of the right to food and nutrition involving corporate actors.
Concerned by excessive emphasis on voluntary standards, corporate capture and proliferation of multistakeholder spaces allowing businesses as stakeholders in human rights discussions, FIAN International and its sections published a position paper on Business due diligence and related States’ obligations in the context of corporate accountability.
The paper identifies shortcomings in the concept of business due diligence and lays down a framework of corporate accountability in accordance with States’ obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights both within and beyond their borders. The paper is a living document.
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