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Actions of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (page 26)

Regarding the situation in Chile, there are national, international and global mechanisms that execute, supervise and evaluate the country’s compliance with human rights. Some of these documents provide recommendations in the field of human rights and business at a local level. Such is the case of reports concerning the United Nations mechanisms to protect human rights; reports prepared by the INDH about monitoring missions; annual reports prepared by the INDH; a map showing environmental conflicts prepared by the INDH. Other documents containing related matters at a local level are the Baseline of Business and Human Rights; the Country Guide of Business and Human Rights and the reports of dialogues held in the context of the Action Plan.

Pillar 1: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights

Strand 1: Training in the Field of Business and Human Rights

Action Point 1.7 (page 33)

The National Human Rights Institute will:

  •  Train staff working in regions about business, human rights and sustainable development, in line with the 2030 Agenda.
  • Update the booklet of emerging issues and the business and human rights card.
  • Introduce the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the recommendations they submit to the State about cases documented by this institution.
    These recommendations, and those coming from the international human rights system will be considered in training sessions given to public officers about companies and human rights.

Strand 2: Dialogue

Action Point 2.2 (page 34)

The National Institute for Human Rights will coordinate dialogues about business and human rights at a regional level through local workshops disseminating the Action Plan, addressing important business and human rights issues at a local level, and collecting recommendations to be applied locally.

Strand 5: Public Procurement

Action Point 5.3 (page 43)

The INDH will adopt a human rights and environmental policy for the purchase of goods and services.

Pillar 3: Access to Redress Mechanisms

Strand 2: State-Based Non-Judicial Mechanisms

Action 2.1 (pages 59-60)

The National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines (NCP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will adopt a series of measures to strengthen its duties. For this, it will:

  • o Renew and strengthen the Mirror Committee, a body composed by representatives from the business community, unions, NGOs, and academia -with the support of the INDH. The Committee’s main role is advising the NCP and supporting his/her work, including the dissemination and treatment of the cases he/she receives. This role will be strengthened by renewing the Committee to enhance the promotion of a Responsible Corporate Behaviour among national stakeholders
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