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The Future of Business and Human Rights for People, Planet and Peace

Statement delivered by Asako Okai, Annual Event on the Rule of Law and Human Rights, Launch of B+HR Global Initiative and closing remarks.  


Rule of Law and Human Rights are key to forging a new inclusive social contract

The high-level meeting on ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development,’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) virtually…  


Rule of law and sustaining peace in times of COVID-19

The Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law provides a powerful tool to address deficits in countries in conflict and fragile settings.  


Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19

Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19 documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Ensuring Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19

This publication highlights some considerations and strategic entry points for practitioners in ensuring access to justice for all in the context of COVID-19.  


Fighting HIV and injustice

Partnering with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, UNDP and the Global Fund place justice at the centre of the HIV response.  


Assessing the Rule of Law in Public Administration: The Mining Sector

Ensuring the rule of law in the exploitation of natural resources, including metals and minerals, is essential to ensuring inclusive and sustainable economic growth and human development, and to…  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence; those who peacefully defend their rights should not be persecuted for doing so.  


Access to justice for all

Increasing access to justice not only strengthens the rule of law in a country but has a direct impact on an individual’s quality of life.  


Keeping journalists safe benefits societies

On average, every four days, a journalist is killed for bringing information to the public. A free and independent media is the bedrock of informed societies  

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