Part I – Rational Framework for the development, adoption and implementation of the NAP
1. International Context
1.3. European Council (pg. 14)
… On the basis of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM / Rec (2016) on human rights and businesses. This instrument offers more targeted recommendations to help Member States prevent and correct human rights abuses by businesses and focuses on measures to encourage business to respect human rights particularly vulnerable groups … including human rights defenders.