Developing a Comprehensive Irish National Action Plan for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Position Paper

Developing a Comprehensive Irish National Action Plan for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
International law, particularly with regard to human rights, has evolved relatively little to accommodate the greatly increased role of transnational business. States are considered the primary duty-bearers under international human rights law, with a duty to ensure that there is no interference (by individuals or corporations) with human rights within their own territory.
 
Trócaire welcomes the current commitment by the Irish government to developing a National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
 
This paper outlines our recommendations to the Irish Government on priorities to be considered in a comprehensive National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.