Working Paper Series 3: Business and Human Rights – Learnings from Asia
30 March 2018 6:18 pm

The Working Paper Series of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) aims to foster research, knowledge and advocacy for human rights and development in Asia and beyond. It seeks, in particular, to bring together theory and practice to build a new praxis for change, through knowledge-networking, advocacy and solidarity actions. Human rights in the context of business is one of the five thematic priorities of FORUM-ASIA, and this knowledge initiative wishes to
provide knowledge and evidences for our advocacy efforts at the national, regional
and global level.

Being both a knowledge and advocacy tool, this working paper reinforces the international community’s efforts by providing a historical perspective of the
business and human rights discourse, proposing policy priorities in the Asian
context, and highlighting advocacy experiences and challenges from different
regions in Asia. From Mongolia to India, passing through the ASEAN Region and
South Korea, the working paper highlights the importance of combining advocacy,
and legal and solidarity actions. But more importantly, it reminds us that there can
be no development if everyone’s rights and fundamental freedoms are not fully
recognised, protected and realised.

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