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Gender Component of Internal Displacement in Ukraine: A Case of Business (In)Capability to Localize Human Rights Impact Assessment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 January 2022

Ganna Khrystova
Doctor of Juridical Science, Senior Project Officer (the Council of Europe Project ‘Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solution’)
Olena Uvarova*
Associate Professor, PhD, Head of the International Business and Human Rights Lab (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University), Kharkiv, Ukraine
*Corresponding author. Email:


Human rights due diligence (HRDD) has become the buzzword of much of the advocacy and work today around business and human rights.1 It is almost commonplace that companies have the responsibility to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address these adverse human rights impacts as part of their ongoing HRDD processes, in line with the UNGPs.2 The assessment of human rights impacts (HRIA) is a critical step in this process.3

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