Scottish Human Rights Commission publishes report on Business and Human Rights National Action Plans

Date: 18th April 2019
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation


Scotland is currently drafting a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. To inform this work, a comparative review of National Action Plans around the world has been published in a report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

The United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011. The UNGPs are based on a framework of state responsibility to protect human rights; business responsibility to respect human rights; and the requirement for remedy for human rights abuses.

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights contains a commitment to the development of an action plan to implement the UNGPs. To inform this work, the Scottish Human Rights Commission commissioned a comparative review of best practice in relation to the drafting, implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation of National Action Plans and the UNGPs.

For more information from SHRC including wider activities surrounding the report click here.

Read comparative review in the full report here.