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Working Paper Series 3: Business and Human Rights – Learnings from Asia

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The Working Paper Series of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) aims to foster research, knowledge and advocacy for human rights and development in Asia and beyond. It seeks, in particular, to bring together theory and practice to build a new praxis for change, through knowledge-networking, advocacy and solidarity actions. Human rights in the context of business is one of the five thematic priorities of FORUM-ASIA, and this knowledge initiative wishes to provide knowledge and evidences for our advocacy efforts at the national, regional and global level.

Being both a knowledge and advocacy tool, this working paper reinforces the international community’s efforts by providing a historical perspective of the business and human rights discourse, proposing policy priorities in the Asian context, and highlighting advocacy experiences and challenges from different regions in Asia. From Mongolia to India, passing through the ASEAN Region and South Korea, the working paper highlights the importance of combining advocacy, and legal and solidarity actions. But more importantly, it reminds us that there can be no development if everyone’s rights and fundamental freedoms are not fully recognised, protected and realised.

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