Business and Human Rights Services

Lex Justi offers services to enable businesses and law firms to further their responsibility to respect human rights and to assist in the prevention and mitigation of adverse human rights impacts by businesses. In addition, we provide advice as to the design, structure and implementation of solutions to such impacts. Specifically, Lex Justi offers the following services:

Training

human rights training on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and on specific issues, such as respect for the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples and how to incorporate human rights into publicly available reports

Writing

assistance with drafting of policy statements on human rights

assistance with the presentation of information on respect for human rights, including in publicly available reports and on web-sites

research and analysis on specific issues related to business and human rights

Risk Assessment

formulation and implementation of a human rights impact assessment

incorporation of human rights into due diligence processes

Identification and Handling of Problems

formulation of grievance mechanisms

analysis of human rights problems and assistance in identifying and implementing potential solutions

thus assisting
the
client
to:
ensure awareness and understanding of human rights principles and the relationship between such principles and the human dignity of individuals
integrate human rights into policies and procedures
demonstrate and document a commitment to human rights principles
assess the impact of activities on human rights
prevent and address adverse impacts on human rights