Ghana has an obligation to develop a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP on BHR) in order to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Ghana. The UNGPs were unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011 in its Resolution 17/4, supported by Governments from all regions of the world with the aim of advancing the protection, respect and redress of human rights violations by Businesses. The UNGPs are founded on three pillars which are; the State duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the need for greater access to effective remedy. Read more
This National Baseline Assessment of Business and Human Rights is the product ofcollaboration among the Commission on Human Rights andAdministrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the Danish Institute for Human Rights to evaluate the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
The UNGPs is a non-binding business and human rights regime endorsed th unanimously by the UN Human Rights Council on 16 June 2011 with the aim to advance the prevention and redress of human rights abuses amongst businesses. Anchored on the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework of the UNGPs, this National Baseline Assessment of Business and Human Rights evaluates the Government of Ghana’s progress in achieving its obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms, the compliance level of businesses in respecting applicable laws and upholding human rights in the performance of their business functions, and the existence of appropriate and effective judicial and non- judicial remedies accessible to victims when their human-rights and obligations are breached. Read More