The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act – model legislation

2 November 2016

Read the Executive Summary here

Full text The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act – An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

 

 

The draft model legislation provides for the effective and transparent investigation of complaints; clear investigatory procedures; public reporting; procedures for recommendations; the option of mediation; and measures to monitor the implementation of recommendations. The draft model legislation creates a non-judicial grievance mechanism to investigate allegations of harm associated with Canadian mining, oil and gas projects overseas and of failure to respect international human rights and environmental standards.  It includes measures designed to ensure the independence and credibility of the ombudsperson office.