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Human Rights & Business

  • Human Rights & Business

Human Rights and Business is a program designed to deal with issues around corporate and government accountability in the promotion of human rights and environmental justice. Under this program, LHRC works to ensure the government and companies in undertaking economic activities adhere to UN Guiding Principles. Also, LHRC strives to see companies and the governments inculcate three duties of Human Rights and Business which are Duty to Protect, Duty to Respect and Access to remedies. This program offers but not limited to:

  • Documentation of human rights violations related to conducts of businesses in the country and prepares Tanzania Human Rights and Business Report.
  • Engagement with Government on its duty to protect - Awareness raising, roundtable discussions with government, agencies, parliamentarians, councilors to establish a framework for protection such as the Human Rights and Business National Action Plans, policy etc.
  • Engagement with regional and international forums e.g. UN Forums and ACCA forums to promote UN Guiding Principles.
  • Engagement with corporations on duty to respect - Awareness creation, dialogues with corporations and facilitate strategic interest litigation.
  • Engagement with communities on Access to Remedy, community empowerment and awareness raising, assist communities with grievance mechanisms for redress - legal and/or administrative.