Guide to corporate human rights impact assessment tools

This publication presents an overview of the existing Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) tools for business. It is intended to assist business managers of (multinational) corporations and their stakeholders to find their way in the world of Human Rights Impact Assessments, and provides advice and practical assistance to select the tool(s) to assure the best HRIA process for the corporation. Also included is the theory and history of HRIAs and a summary of HRIA tools. It maps the tools and provides an overview of when and how they can be used to facilitate the selection of the correct tool. The guide also offers the practical assistance that corporations need to become socially responsible and leads managers through the labyrinth of Human Rights Compliance Assessment.

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Partnership types

Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Human rights