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Royal Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Victor Ronneberg and his Deputy Mr Vebjorn Heines with KNCHR Commissioners and Management during a courtesy call to KNCHR offices. The Royal Norwegian Embassy is supporting KNCHR's work on Economic Social Cultural Rights for a period of three years beginning 2016.

Attorney General Githu Muigai(Kenya) attending The 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights,Switzerland.

2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva,Switzerland.

2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva,Switzerland.

Attorney General Githu Muigai(Kenya) giving insights from the government's perspective on the development of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights at 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights,Switzerland.

Ms. Patricia Nyaundi, CEO KNCHR

NAP Stakeholders Meeting

Ms. Marcella Favreto, Senior Human Rights Advisor, OHCHR

Mrs. Emily Chweya,Department of Justice

Mr. George Kegoro, Executive Director, KHRC

Ms Rose Kimotho,Programme Manager-East Africa, IHRB

NAP Stakeholders Meeting

UN Global Compact Network Meeting on the Nairobi Process

NAP Objectives

Oversight

The National Action Plan will gradually provide the overall strategy and concrete commitments by the Government for addressing adverse business-related human rights impacts in line with the UNGPs.

Commitment

A commitment to take respect for human rights seriously enough to allocate management time and resources to developing and implementing an action plan involving stakeholders consultations.

 
Inclusion

Regardless of size or operational context,all companies can benefit from tools and guidance to help them with their implementation efforts in incorporating human rights for business.

Capacity Building

Adopting a national action plan for business and human rights will facilitate any organisation or stakeholder to carry out its human rights due diligence towards meeting its responsibility to respect human rights.

Pillars of UNGP on Business and Human Rights.

  • State Duty to Protect

    The first pillar of the Guiding Principles is the state’s duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business enterprises, through regulation, policymaking, investigation, and enforcement. This pillar reaffirms states’ existing obligations under international human rights law, as put forth in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.While states are not responsible for human rights abuse by private actors, they may be in breach of their international human rights law obligations when they fail to take proper steps to prevent or punish abuses by the private sector (referred to as positive obligations). Under current law, states are not required to regulate the extraterritorial activities of businesses residing in their jurisdiction, however, the UNGP encourage states to set clear expectations that businesses respect human rights abroad. The UNGPs also note that the state should take additional care in monitoring and preventing human rights abuses by business enterprises owned, controlled, or supported by the state.

  • Corporate Responsibility to Respect

    The corporate responsibility to respect human rights indicates that businesses must act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others and to address negative impacts with which they are involved. The second pillar offers a process for companies to both "know and show" that they are meeting this responsibility, by which they become aware of, prevent, and address their adverse human rights impacts. The UNGPs hold that companies have the power to affect virtually all of the internationally recognized rights. Therefore, there is a responsibility of both the state and the private sector to acknowledge their role in upholding and protecting human rights. In conducting due diligence, the UNGP encourage companies to conduct a Human Rights Impact Assessment through which they assess their actual and potential human rights impacts, to create a statement of commitment to respecting rights, and to integrate human rights across relevant internal functions and processes

  • Access to Remedy

    The third pillar addresses both the state's responsibility to provide access to remedy through judicial, administrative, and legislative means, and the corporate responsibility to prevent and remediate any infringement of rights that they contribute to. Having effective grievance mechanisms in place is crucial in upholding the state's duty to protect and the corporate responsibility to respect. The UNGPs dictate that non-judicial mechanisms, whether state-based or independent, should be legitimate, accessible, predictable, rights-compatible, equitable, and transparent. Similarly, Company-level mechanisms are encouraged to operate through dialogue and engagement, rather than with the company acting as the adjudicator of its own actions

  • Scope of the National Action Plan
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    Key Business and Human Rights Concerns in Kenya
    In Kenya, Key business and human rights concerns revolve around workplace rights, local communities –business relations, human rights and sustainable land use, human rights and sustainable environment and human rights and small- and medium-sized enterprises. There have been allegations of human rights abuse across many business sectors including in the agricultural sector where sexual harassment, poor housing, low remuneration and poor working conditions are common particularly in commercial farms growing tea, coffee and cut flowers. This is also the case within the manufacturing industry, for example, within the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) garment factories.
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    Benefits of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
    he NAP will provide the overall strategy and concrete commitments by the Government for addressing adverse business-related human rights impacts in line with the UNGPs. It will be oriented towards addressing actual and potential business and human rights challenges. Regardless of size or operational context, all companies can benefit from tools and guidance to help them with their implementation efforts. The process and development of a National Action Plan will bring more clarity by highlighting the relevance of human rights for business, demonstrating the business case for human rights, emphasizing practical solutions and pointing to useful tools and guidance materials.
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    The NAP Project Cycle
    he National Action Plan process is coordinated by the Department of Justice, with key implementing roles for the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Kenya Human Rights Commission. The Kenyan government encourages all interested stakeholders, particularly communities whose human rights have been adversely impacted by businesses, to participate in the process of developing the National Action Plan. The Ministry of Justice, as the focal point of the process, will receive submissions and organize consultations. It is envisaged that the development of the initial NAP will take two years.
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    Monitoring and Evaluation
    The monitoring and the evaluation of the National Action Plan shall be the responsibility of a focus group, Business and Human Rights Focus Group (BHRFG), composed of key stakeholders including representatives of relevant Government Ministries, departments and agencies, business representatives, the National Human Rights Institutions and representatives of relevant Civil Society organizations. The BHRFG, will work with the Human Rights focal points in relevant Government Ministries, departments and agencies.

    Feature Videos

    UNGP

    The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: An Introduction

    Human Rights challenges in business

    Human Rights challenges in business

    UN Human Rights Chief's statement on Business and Human Rights

    UN Human Rights Chief's statement on Business and Human Rights

    Our Partners

    Department of JusticeKenya National Commission on Human RightsInstitute for Human Rights and BusinessKenya Human Rights CommissionNational Gender and Equality CommissionOffice of The High Commissioner For Human RightsThe Danish Institute for Human RightsGlobal Compact Network Kenya