I. The State’s Obligation to Protect Human Rights

The International Framework

5. The International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF)

Actions to be Implemented [page 16]:

  • Work to enhance cooperation between the World Trade Organization (WTO) and ILO to better integrate international social standards on responsible production processes and methods (for example, targeting child labour and forced labour), in order to promote a level playing field that takes into account existing frameworks and regulations.


The National Framework

13. The Role of Public Agencies

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) [page 28-29]

… The AFD considers human rights when selecting the projects it finances. Every year, it produces a corporate social responsibility report which mentions human rights in accordance with the ISO 26000 standard. It also has an exclusion list which prevents it from financing projects that involve forced labour, child labour, …


II – Businesses’ Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

3. Risk Analysis and Impact Assessment

Practical Tools Addressing Specific Issues [page 41]

  • ILO has created a business helpdesk providing questions and answers, resources and tools on issues connected with … child labour, etc.


III – Access to Remedy

2. Non-Judicial Mechanisms – At the National Level

2.5 The Defender of Rights [page 58]

… Lastly, the Defender of Rights can be called on whenever someone considers that a child’s rights are not being respected…

… This Defender of Rights replaces four previous entities: … the Defender of Children, …