Connecting the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas

Corruption has devastating impacts worldwide. It causes economic harm and undermines the enjoyment of human rights. The connection between human rights and corruption has long been acknowledged within the United Nations  and beyond.

In its resolution 41/9, the Human Rights Council encouraged its mechanisms to consider the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights. The Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises has thus prepared a report which aims to complement the Council’s work.

The Working Group's report to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/44/43) considered the connection between the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas.

Methodology

The Working Group held a session entitled “Corruption: the business and human rights dimension” at the 2019 annual Forum on Business and Human Rights.

View the preliminary concept note.

Call for inputs: English | Français | Español 

During its 25th session, held in Geneva from 3 to 7 February 2020, the Working Group convened, on Thursday, 6 February (15:00-17:30), a multi-stakeholders consultation on “Connecting the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas”: English | Français | Español

Access the responses to the call for inputs.

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Tel: +41 22 917 9159
E-mail: wg-business@ohchr.org

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