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  • Action Point X is dedicated to judicial grievance mechanisms:
    • Action point 10.1 (p. 23)
      “The Council to the President for Human Rights will encourage the Ombudsman’s Office to lead the implementation of the access to remedy policies covered by this Action Plan, and to develop a specific training effort for its officers at the territorial and local levels.”
    • Action point 10.2 (p. 23):
      “The Working Group on Business and Human Rights, within the year of the Plan being launched, will draw a map of the current judicial and non-judicial remediation mechanisms on business and human rights in the country. Such map will identify which mechanism responds to each type of conflict, and will include a diagnostic of the efficacy and efficiency of the access to judicial and non-judicial remedy mechanisms, according to the United Nations Guiding Principles, identifying the obstacles to access to justice by the affected populations, both legally and practically.”
    • Action point 10.3 (p. 23):
      “Upon the Plan’s launching, the entities part of the Working Group, supported by the Ombudsman’s Office will provide advice on access to the current judicial and non-judicial remediation mechanisms in the country, through its communication channels with citizens. Once completed the mechanism map, the collected information therein is to guide the assistance provided to citizens.”
    • Action point 10.4 (p. 23):
      “The Ministry of Justice will prepare a gradual adjustment plan to mitigate the primary obstacles to access to effective judicial remedy as identified in the aforementioned mechanism map.”
    • Action point 10.5 (p. 23):
      “The Ministry of Justice, together with the Council to the President for Human Rights will design strategies to train judicial operators in the international standards on Business and Human Rights within the year of the Plan’s launching.”
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