1160th meeting – 30 January 2013

Item 4.1a,b

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

a. Abridged report of the 76th meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012)

(CM(2012)164)

b. Feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights
(CM(2012)164 add)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the CDDH feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights, as it appears in document CM(2012)164 add, and, in this respect:

- without prejudice to their future decisions about the Council of Europe Programme and Budget for the biennium 2014/2015, instructed the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH):

    · to elaborate a declaration of the Committee of Ministers supporting the UN Guiding Principles and to submit it to the Committee of Ministers by 30 June 2014;

    · to elaborate – in co-operation with the private sector and civil society – a non-binding instrument, which may include a guide of good practice, addressing gaps in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles at the European level, including with respect to access to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses, and to submit it to the Committee of Ministers by 31 December 2015;

- recommended that corporate social responsibility issues are taken into consideration in the Council of Europe activities concerning in particular children’s rights, Internet governance and social rights;

- recommended that such activities are carried out in close co-operation with the European Union, the United Nations, as well as with other international organisations and other bodies specialised in the field of corporate social responsibility and human rights;

2. took note of the abridged report of the 76th meeting of the CDDH, as it appears in document CM(2012)164, as a whole.



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