Enhanced Human Rights Due Diligence in Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 20 November 2018

This swisspeace guidance introduces a novel approach for companies to ensure respect for human rights when operating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. In such contexts, the risks of companies to become involved in grave human rights violations are particularly high. Such heightened risks call for enhanced due diligence procedures in order to meet international standards on business and human rights such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, or related standards.