New Discussion Paper: Exploring the Role of Disengagement in Human Rights Due Diligence (Somo, 2016)
In their most recent Discussion Paper “Should I stay or should I go?”, SOMO reflects on the question of whether or not to disengage from a business relationship that fails to prevent, mitigate and remediate adverse human rights impacts. The primary purpose of the discussion paper is to identify key questions that urge further research and the development of practical guidance for companies, rights-holders and others stakeholders, including policymakers, on how companies can effectively and responsibly use disengagement to prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts. The paper draws primarily on the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines, as well as interviews with recognised experts in the field. To access the full text, please click here.