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Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan from IIM Bangalore has been selected member of core group on Business, Environment and Human Rights constituted.

The core group will

  • Identify ways and means to promote the dissemination and implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework";
  • Review the existing laws and regulations relevant to business, environment and human rights and to assist the commission on recommending to the concerned ministries on the effective implementation and/or need for revision of laws and regaulations relevant to the issue.
  • Identify barriers in effective access to remedy and to suggest the revision of relevant legislations and administrative provisons to ensure that these are accessible to vicitims of human rights abuse.
  • Examine the best practices in India and abroad dealing with the business enviornment and human rights and to make suggestions thereon;
  • Advise the Commission on updating the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environment and Economic Responsbilities of Business (NVGs) issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2011.
  • Under take national mapping of business, environment and huamn rights issues and to advise the commission on recommending to Ministry of Corporate Affairs to address these identified risks in the National Action Plan