Online Platform for Human Rights and Business
This platform was set up to promote the sharing of national expertise and practice in the field of Human Rights and Business.
It was established following the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2016)3 to member states on Human Rights and Business, which sets out comprehensive standards and guidance that aims to promote the effective implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across the Council of Europe.
The sharing of National Action Plans and implementing actions between member States is a central feature of the Recommendation, and this platform will support the sharing of information.
How to use this platform
This platform allows users to search and view the National Action Plans and implementing actions of Council of Europe member States; and features a selection of standards and guidance applicable to Human Rights and Business.
To navigate the platform:
- Explore the three categories below to view the Standards and guidance, States' National Action plans, and their Implementing Actions.
- Click on the Map or list of States to visit their national pages.
- Use the right-hand 'Contents' menu to also navigate around the platform.
The content on this platform will be periodically updated and the scope of the platform will expand. It is open to submissions from all relevant stakeholders including:
- Member States, National Authorities, and National Human Rights Institutions
- International and Non-Governmental Organisations
- Businesses and Private entities, including Business associations
To submit information or to become involved in the future work of the platform please contact the Secretariat of the Steering Committee for Human Rights.
The map below shows the Council of Europe member States who have submitted information to this platform. Click to visit their national page or use the buttons above to view more.
Please note that the entries featured on this platform are part of an ongoing information sharing exercise and as such are intended to be informative, not an evaluation or endorsement; and the absence of a practice or entry for a State does not imply inaction.