Business and Human Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights consist of the state duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and access to remedy, as endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council.

The CFNHRI will provide a means for members to share good practice in implementing the Guiding Principles within member states and down supply chains across member states. Such good practice will include experiences establishing multi-stakeholder initiatives including Business and Human Rights Forums and public procurement initiatives. These will seek to complement the role of the UN OHCHR and the ICC. The CFNHRI will liaise with other Commonwealth bodies and relevant institutions to support their work with business and human rights including initiatives on Mega Sporting Events involving forum members.

The National Human Rights Commission (India) and the National Commission for Human Rights (Rwanda) are the Focal Point for Business and Human Rights