Human Rights Impact Assessment Guidance and Toolbox

Human Rights Impact Assessment Guidance and Toolbox

Organization

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Type(s) of Tool

Guidelines, Impact Assessments

Sector(s)

Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

Denmark

Date of Development

2020

Description

The Toolbox and Guidance for Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) aims to guide HRIA – which serve to identify, understand, assess and address the impact of business activities on human rights holders – for large-scale business projects and activities conducted at project or site level. The tool provides individual guidance documents for the different project lifecycle phases from planning and scoping to reporting and evaluation as well as case studies. Thereby, the tool supports human rights practitioners and businesses alike in conducting HRIA.

Tool Outcome

The Toolbox and Guidance supports human rights practitioners and institutions, governments, businesses, NGOs and financial institutions in undertaking Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA).

Sustainability Criteria

The 10 key criteria for HRIA which are also mentioned by the tool are:
– Meaningful participation
– Non-discrimination
– Empowerment
– Transparency
– Accountability
– Use of human rights standards
– Analysis of actual and potential impacts (caused, contributed to and directly linked to)
– Assessment of severity of human rights impacts
– Inclusion of impact mitigation measures
– Focus on access to remedy

Contact Information

diho@humanrights.dk