31 October 2013
UN Working Group: States and corporations need to do more to prevent the violation of indigenous peoples’ rights
Pavel Sulyandziga, Chair of the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, said that states and corporations need to do more to prevent the violation of indigenous peoples’ rights as a result of business-related activities.
Sulyandziga presented the report of the Working Group in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. The report highlights how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights can clarify the roles and responsibilities of states, business enterprises and indigenous peoples in addressing violations of indigenous peoples’ rights.