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Community-Driven Operational Grievance Mechanisms

  • Jonathan KAUFMAN and Katherine McDONNELL
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Legal Advocacy Coordinator, EarthRights International.

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Bertha Legal Fellow, EarthRights International.

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1 UN General Assembly Res 60/147, Annex, para 13, A/RES/60/147/Annex (16 December 2005) (Obligation to respect, ensure respect for and implement international human rights law and international humanitarian law).

2 Ibid, at para 11.

3 Human Rights Council, ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework’, A/HRC/17/31 (21 March 2011) 28–31.

4 Ibid, at 28.

5 See, e.g., Press Release, EarthRights International, ‘Survivors of Rape by Barrick Gold Security Guards Offered “Business Grants” and “Training” in Exchange for Waiving Legal Rights’ (21 November 2014), http://www.earthrights.org/media/survivors-rape-barrick-gold-security-guards-offered-business-grants-and-training-exchange (accessed 22 August 2015).

6 ERI personal interview with Thilawa farmer, in Thilawa, Myanmar (9 March 2015) (on file with author).

7 Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen (SOMO), ‘Using Grievance Mechanisms: Accessibility, Predictability, Legitimacy and Workers’ Complaint Experiences in the Electronics Sector’ (2014) 8–9.

8 International Institute for Environment and Development, Dispute or Dialogue?: Community Perspectives on Company-led Grievance Mechanisms (2013) 59.

9 See, e.g., Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, Guidebook for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs (2010).

10 See International Federation for Human Rights, ‘Community-Based Human Rights Impact Assessments’ (14 July 2011), https://www.fidh.org/International-Federation-for-Human-Rights/globalisation-human-rights/business-and-human-rights/7502-community-based-human-rights-impact-assessments (accessed 22 August 2015); Oxfam America, ‘Community-Based Human Rights Impact Assessment Initiative’, http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/private-sector-engagement/community-based-human-rights-impact-assessment-initiative/ (accessed 22 August 2015).

11 Gibson, Ginger and O’Faircheallaigh, Ciaran, IBA Community Toolkit: Negotiation and Implementation of Impact and Benefit Agreements (2010)12.

12 Costanza, Jennifer, ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Prior Consultation: Transforming Human Rights From the Grassroots in Guatemala’ (June 2015) 14 Journal of Human Rights 260.

13 See Fair Food Program, http://www.fairfoodprogram.org (accessed 22 August 2015); Coalition of Immokalee Workers, http://ciw-online.org (accessed 22 August 2015).

14 Fair Food Program, ibid.

15 UN OHCHR, ‘Statement at the End of Visit to the United States UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Washington DC’ (1 May 2013), http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13284&LangID=E (accessed 22 August 2015).

* Legal Advocacy Coordinator, EarthRights International.

** Bertha Legal Fellow, EarthRights International.

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