The State Duty to Protect

III. Effective participation of civil society [page 14]

3.2 The Direction of Post-conflict and the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace will design a protocol for dialogue among the communities, enterprises and state entities, allowing for the participation of social organization, according to the international standards on business and human rights.

3.3 The Minister of the Interior will propose the inclusion of the business and human rights issue on the agenda of the National Committee for Human Rights Defenders, Social and Community Leaders, as well as the Regional Committees for Guarantees, with the purpose of using them as meeting spaces to settle conflicts with impacts on human rights caused by the business activity.

IV. The State’s guidance towards respect for Human Rights in the business activities [page 15]

4.11 The Ministry of the Interior will implement actions at the institutional level to identify the real issues in the prior-consultation process and its effect on human rights. It will also improve such practices allowing for the involvement of the affected population, protecting and respecting the rights of the native, afro-descendant and ethnic minority communities, according to the ILO agreements and the standards of the Inter-American Human Rights System.

Access to Remedy

XI. Non-judicial mechanisms [page 23]

11.5 The Task Force and the Council to the President for Human Rights, supported by the Ombudsman’ Office, will encourage and provide access to mediators and facilitators for the resolution of conflicts as may arise between communities and enterprises, notwithstanding that there may be other pending administrative or judicial processes.