The second in a three-part webinar series presented by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in collaboration with the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit and with the support of UN Human Rights Special Procedures and Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Effective judicial mechanisms are at the core of ensuring access to remedy under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Both domestic and international judicial bodies have key roles to play in this regard. But direct references to the UNGPs in domestic judicial decisions have thus far been limited, perhaps because only recently has domestic legislation begun to factor in the UNGPs either expressly in text or as part of the underlying rationale. On the other hand, international bodies such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights have more explicitly utilied the UNGPs in assessing state accountability for the adverse impact that third parties have had on human rights.
This panel will examine how and why judges have taken the UNGPs into account when deciding cases. It will also explore how developing jurisprudence and guidelines from international judicial bodies might inform domestic court decisions or otherwise influence the way that states apply the UNGPs to businesses operating in their own jurisdictions as they begin to engage more vigorously with the Principles.
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Maria Pia Sacco
Pillar Two, Modena, Italy; Special Projects Officer, Business Human Rights Committee
Judge of the Constitutional Court, -, Peru
Court of Justice of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand