The Silk Road report series is part of the Silk Road project which aims to promote accountability and protect human rights in the context of Iran’s rapid return to the world markets after the 2015 Nuclear Deal. The series explores concepts and mechanisms on human rights and business which can be applied to cases involving multinational corporations and Iranian companies, including those which are closely linked or partially owned by human rights violators.

The fourth report in the series, Domestic Laws and Business & Human Rights (April 2017), focuses on domestic laws concerning the area of business and human rights in a number of countries. Moreover, the report looks at EU Member States which are in the process of developing or have launched national action plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. The report refers to examples in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the United States.

To read the full report, please click the picture.

To read the previous reports, please click the links below:

United Nations and Business & Human Rights, Silk Road report (October 2016)

OECD Guidelines on Business & Human Rights, Silk Road report (December 2016)

EU and Business & Human Rights, Silk Road report (February 2017)