About BHR Pakistan

The Business and Human Rights (BHR) movement is a global effort aimed at emphasizing the important role businesses have in promoting human rights. The United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on BHR in June 2011 which create a global standard for governments and businesses in relation to business and human rights. More specifically, the UNGPs are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations. In September 2021, the Government of Pakistan through a Cabinet decision approved a five-year National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP on BHR) outlining the key priorities of the State in BHR. This was the first NAP on BHR published in South Asia.

This website is intended to serve as a resource for all persons, businesses, and other entities on Business and Human Rights in Pakistan. The website has been developed for the Ministry of Human Rights by the Centre for Human Rights at the Research Society of International Law. Support for this project has been provided by the United Nations Development Programme.