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How (not) to do Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Case Studies

“How (not) to do Business & Human Rights in Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia” – a collection of 15 case studies from 8 countries in the region (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Poland and Ukraine) is now available...

Report: Status of implementation of UNGPs on Business and Human Rights in Europe & Central AsiaReport:

The progress in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is uneven in Europe and Central Asia and challenged by ongoing socioeconomic, humanitarian, and conflict-related crises. The Scoping Study commissioned by UNDP Istanbul...

Briefing – Drying up: Tracking the environmental and human rights harms caused by hydropower in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Hydropower accounts for a huge portion of energy in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan & Taijkistan and will play a crucial role in the energy transition. But human rights & environmental concerns threaten the sector’s sustainability.

Online media briefing: How development banks enable harmful hydropower projects

Two award-winning activists discuss their campaigns against controversial hydropower projects in North Macedonia and Georgia.

Shuakhevi: the past is never dead

The past is never dead – In spite of warnings about its risks and promises of its safety, the idle Shuakhevi hydropower plant in Georgia continues to wreak havoc on local lands and livelihoods.

Digging in the shadows: Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s opaque extractives industry

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre analysed the human rights policies and performance of 30 extractives companies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with a focus on Armenia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. In doing so, we aimed to draw attention to the major human rights risks and impacts within the region, as well as address the lack of information around business activities.

Georgia: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Analysis of Georgia’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, courtesy of the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights Visit to Georgia: End of Mission Statement

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights,  12 April 2019 In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our visit to Georgia (3 to 12 April 2019). We warmly thank the Government of Georgia for the...

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Deadline: 1 March 2024! Call for input for the Working Group’s report on respecting the rights of LGBTI people in the context of business activities: fulfilling obligations and responsibilities under the UNGPs

[Note: this information comes from the OHCHR webpage dedicated to this call for input. Direct link: HERE] Background In recent years, the business and human rights agenda has seen a real strengthening in support for greater equality and respect of the rights of...

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