Business and Human Rights

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The private sector can play a significant role in promoting economic growth of national economies. That is why we analyse the links between Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) and investment. Through research, we aim to harness the potential contribution of the private sector in Uganda and facilitate efforts to build Responsible Business Conduct through multi-stakeholder dialogue approach.

We enhance access to information to victims of harms for them to have meaningful access to judicial remedies. We mobilize men, women and youth affected by investments in oil and gas, mining and agribusiness value chains in Teso, Karamoja and the Oil-rich Albertine Graben to engage constructively with companies on their obligation to Protect, Respect and Remedy for human rights abuses.

We advance human rights in business through common struggles from below within the framework of the Right to Say No to Extractivism and the existing campaigns such as the Global Campaign mobilized towards a UN Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations on Human Rights  because violations of human rights and rights of peoples and nature have become inherent to transnational corporations operations, as well as systematic. But at the international level, there is no binding rule for corporations on Human Rights.

We campaign to dismantle corporate power, enhance the right to freedom of thought; the right to freedom of opinion and expression, right to hold government security agencies accountable, and right to demand for protection and respect of human rights.

We build capacities of Land and Mineral Rights Defenders in monitoring, documentation and reporting on human rights violations and abuse.

We demand from corporations and other business entities to constantly conduct due diligence measures in all their operations and value chains in order to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address their adverse human rights impacts.

We advocate for the adoption of corporate codes of conduct that expressly acknowledge the constitutional rights that corporations and other businesses are bound by and that make provision for the consideration of complaints from vulnerable communities or individuals adversely affected by investment activities.