Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Report of the UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

41st session of the Human Rights Council, Reports No. A/HRC/41/43 (United Nations Human Rights Council, 2019)

Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper

Posted: 3 Dec 2019

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Surya Deva

City University of Hong Kong

Date Written: December 2, 2019

Abstract

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolutions 17/4 and 35/7, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises highlights the differentiated and disproportionate impact of business activities on women and girls. It develops a gender framework for the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and proposes gender guidance specific to each of the 31 guiding principles. Both States and business enterprises should consider the gender framework and guidance set out in the present report and the annex thereto in implementing the Guiding Principles.

Suggested Citation

Deva, Surya, Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Report of the UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (December 2, 2019). 41st session of the Human Rights Council, Reports No. A/HRC/41/43 (United Nations Human Rights Council, 2019), Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3496398

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