Practical Guide for the Oil and Gas Industry: Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments

Practical Guide for the Oil and Gas Industry: Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments

Organization

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Type(s) of Tool

Guidelines, Impact Assessments

Sector(s)

Energy

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

Denmark

Date of Development

2016

Description

The Practical Guide describes how human rights aspects can be integrated into the routinely Guide Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) undertaken by the oil and gas industry. In three parts, the Guide (1) defines the industry’s potential human rights impacts, (2) provides practical guidance on applying a human rights lens to the industry’s activities and to the content of each step of the ESHIA process, and (3) looks at the human rights issues that are applicable across the ESHIA process.

Tool Outcome

The Guide provides orientation for practitioners in the oil and gas industry on how to integrate human rights aspects into ESHIA. Thereby, the Guide aims to foster inclusion of human rights into ESHIA and serves as a practical reference point for the assessment of the sector’s human rights impacts.

Sustainability Criteria

The Guide some of the areas relevant for the assessment of human rights impacts of the oil and gas industry:
– Land and property
– Workers
– Livelihood
– Community health and access to public services
– Security
– Water
– Indigenous peoples
– Vulnerable groups / individuals

Contact Information

stni@humanrights.dk