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Briefing on the Kenyan National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

06 April 2016 Nairobi

The Global Compact Network Kenya (GCNK) and IHRB with support from the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice in Kenya, cordially invites you to a briefing for the business community on the development of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

In June 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council, of which Kenya is a member, endorsed by consensus the UN Guiding Principles - a set of guidelines for states and companies to prevent, address and remedy adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity. Soon after, member states were called upon to engage in processes to develop National Action Plans (NAPs) as a means to implement the Guiding Principles.

The Government of Kenya through the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice is tasked with coordinating the National Action Plan process and. You are invited to join this briefing in order to: 

  • Understand the NAP process and the value of business involvement in it
  • Understand the role of business in respecting and supporting human rights 
  • Reinforce the concept of shared but differentiated responsibilities between Government and business affirmed in the ‘Protect, Respect, Remedy’ Framework of the Guiding Principles
  • Give input on their preferred ways to be consulted by Government in this process

To participate, please email the below registreation form to [email protected] by Monday, 4th  April, 2016 COB.  

Attendance is free but limited to one representative per organisation. 

You can also read the press release issued by the Office of the Attorney General with background information on the NAP process.  

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