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From Commitment to Impact: Experiences from Local Working Groups on Business, Security and Human Rights

30 July, 2020


This study collects good practices and insights from a decade of experience in supporting multi-stakeholder platforms in business, security and human rights, in particular under the framework of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR).

In-country working groups are a key driver of multi-stakeholder implementation and have been established in many contexts across the world. The study helps to understand the unique features of each implementation environment and how groups can successfully influence business, security, and human rights standards and practice. The study and its accompanying guidance provide advice to governments, civil society, and companies on setting up groups, attracting buy-in, and ensuring sustainability. The study serves as key guidance for the creation and development of multi-stakeholder groups in VPSHR and in the business & human rights field.