Edited by Nora Götzmann
Human rights impact assessment (HRIA) has increasingly gained traction among state, business and civil society actors since the endorsement of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the Human Rights Council in 2011. This timely and insightful Handbook addresses HRIA in the context of business and human rights.
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- Handbook on Human Rights Impact Assessment
- Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook on Human Rights Impact Assessment: Principles, methods and approaches
- Chapter 2: Company-commissioned HRIA: Concepts, practice, limitations and opportunities
- Chapter 3: Community-based HRIA: Presenting an alternative view to the company narrative
- Chapter 4: Collaborative and participatory approaches to HRIA: The way forward?
- Chapter 5: Sector-wide impact assessment: A big picture approach to addressing human rights impacts
- Chapter 6: HRIA in the context of trade agreements
- Chapter 7: Childrens rights in HRIA: Marginalized or mainstreamed?
- Chapter 8: Indigenous peoples rights: Is HRIA an enabler for free, prior and informed consent?
- Chapter 9: The rights of women and girls in HRIA: The importance of gendered impact assessment
- Chapter 10: Knowing and showing: The role of HRIA in the food and beverage sector
- Chapter 11: Mining in Mexico: Lessons from an ex ante community-based HRIA on the right to water, the right to health and the right to a healthy environment
- Chapter 12: Exploring the role of HRIA in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector
- Chapter 13: HRIA of trade agreements involving agriculture: Enabling innovative trade options that protect human rights
- Chapter 14: Travel and tourism: A comparative analysis of different HRIA approaches
- Chapter 15: Assessing human rights impacts in global value chains: Can HRIA go beyond social audits in the apparel industry?
- Chapter 16: Infrastructure development in Africa: Making use of HRIA in public–private partnerships
- Chapter 17: Challenges and strategies for meaningful rights-holder participation in company-commissioned HRIA
- Chapter 18: Understanding conflict for HRIA
- Chapter 19: The need for a multidisciplinary HRIA team: Learning and collaboration across fields of impact assessment
- Chapter 20: Measuring business impacts on human rights: Practice and trends in the use of indicators for HRIA
- Chapter 21: Towards a definition of effectiveness in HRIA
- Chapter 22: The concept of accountability in HRIA
- Chapter 23: HRIA and the right to an effective remedy
- Chapter 24: Human rights, international financial institutions and environmental and social due diligence: The value added of HRIA
- Chapter 25: The use of impact assessments by governments and businesses: Questioning purpose and utility
- Chapter 26: Realizing human rights and the 2030 Agenda through comprehensive impact assessments: Lessons learned from addressing indigenous peoples rights in the energy sector
- Chapter 27: Conclusion: State-of-the-art of HRIA and ways forward
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Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook on Human Rights Impact Assessment: Principles, methods and approaches
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