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international Context and domestic Consultative Process [page 21]

Other international initiatives

In March 2016, the Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation to assist Member States in preventing and remedying human rights violations by business enterprises. The Recommendation elaborates on access to judicial remedy, drawing on Council of Europe expertise and legal standards and puts special emphasis on the additional protection needs of workers, children, indigenous people and human rights defenders. It also recommends a review of implementation of the Recommendation by the Member States within five years of its adoption, with the participation of relevant stakeholders.