Business & Human Rights: Access to Remedy

Business & Human Rights: Access to Remedy

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    The project will take place in Awutu Senya East Municipal assembly, Kasoa to be precise, and will later extend to all Regions of Ghana from 2017-2020. In Kasoa, the project focuses on the province of new markets, the center of business in the District as the first phase, and will later extend to another province. By highlighting individual’s efforts to claim their rights in the assembly, we aim to contribute important insights on how to improve the implementation of internationally recognized human rights and access to justice by local communities, as well as citizens of Awutu Senya East in particular, and Ghana as a whole. Most importantly, this medium will teach people about their fundamental human rights and about being able to speak up for their rights when necessary.

    Project objectives

    The project will have a major focus on the issue of access to remedy for business-related human rights impacts, the third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guiding Principles provides a framework for enhancing Accountability and Remedy solutions, and for improving the effectiveness of judicial mechanisms in cases of business-related human rights abuse. This project will focus on substantive legal and practical issues that have an impact on the effectiveness of judicial mechanisms. Onassis Media House recognizes the importance of dialogue and cooperation among all stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in particular, with respect to improving corporate accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses.
This project, which will examine how States have cooperated successfully in areas related to criminal law and human rights, provides a roadmap of the key tools that could be used in instances where States are presented with cases relating to cross-border human rights abuse linked to business activity. After exploring cross-border cooperation practices that work across many types of offenses, the project focuses next on how citizens or individuals have effectively worked together to deal with international crimes more broadly. Many more cases of successful cooperation to investigate and prosecute economic actors exist in other areas closely linked to human rights.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    4. Quality education; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

    Detailed location


    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Education; Indigenous Peoples; Youth


    Existing partners

    Main contact: LUCKY APPIAH

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Academic; Business Association Global; NGO Global; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise; UN Entity