In July 2015, CCSI sent a memo to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to provide input on the 2015 revision of the U.K. National Action Plan on business and human rights, originally published in 2013. The memo applauded the U.K. Government’s early adoption of a National Action Plan consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, noting that responsible and rights-respecting outward investment can support sustainable development in host countries, and that the U.K. Government has an important role to play in promoting responsible business operations. The memo urged the government to highlight the importance of land rights in the revised National Action Plan, and to explore how the plan can address U.K. business conduct related to outward, land-based investments, including in the extractive industries, infrastructure, agriculture, and forestry.
Kaitlin Y. Cordes & Sam Szoke-Burke,
Memo to Prime Minister Cameron on the Revision of the U.K. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights,
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