Improving the effectiveness of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses

Main Researcher: Dr. Laura Íñigo Álvarez

Funding Institution:
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) – Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education (Portugal)

FCT Reference: UIDP/00714/2020

Starting date: 02/12/2020

Duration: 6 years

Summary of the project:
This study aims at analysing a selection of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses with a view to determine how to better improve their effectiveness according to the criteria established by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). In particular, this study focuses on the system of National Contact Points under the OECD Guidelines for state-based mechanisms, and on operational-level grievance mechanisms for non-state-based mechanisms.