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Name of Resource

National Action Plan on Human Rights and Businesses

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Colombia

Enacting authority

Council for Human Rights of Colombia

Entry into force / date of approval

2014

Description

Colombia’s National Plan of Action on Human Rights and Business is a public policy instrument of 3 years, formulated to ensure respect for human rights in business activities aligned with the National Human Rights Strategy 2014-2034 and the Guidelines for a Public Business Policy and Human Rights published in 2014. This plan arises from the need to harmonize the protection of human rights with the economic development of activities that the State promotes. The document is divided into three sections: • The States’ obligation to protect human rights against eventual third party impacts, including business enterprises; • The companies’ responsibility for respecting human rights as a “world conduct standard”, applicable to and enforceable against all companies; • The need to proactively act in respect of risks and impacts suffered by people due to business activities, and to provide access to remedies .

Availability

ENG: https://globalnaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/pna-colombia-english.pdf 
SPA: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Business/NationalPlans/PNA_Colombia_9dic.pdf

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Name of Resource

National Human Rights Strategy 2014–2034

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Colombia

Enacting authority

Presidential Programme on Human Rights of Colombia

Entry into force / date of approval

2014

Description

Colombia’s National Human Rights Strategy is developed in the framework of the country’s efforts to consolidate a national regulatory framework of International Humanitarian Law consistent with international standards in the Colombian context. One of the chapters of the strategy concerns Human Rights and Public Businesses, the objective is to ensure that business activities in Colombia are respectful of human rights and contribute to the development of the country from a sectoral, territorial and institutional perspective.

Availability

SPA: http://historico.derechoshumanos.gov.co/Observatorio/Publicaciones/Documents/140815-estrategia_web.pdf

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Name of Resource

Guidelines for a Public Business Policy and Human Rights

Type

Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Colombia

Enacting authority

Presidential Programme on Human Rights of Colombia

Entry into force / date of approval

July 2014

Description

These guidelines have been developed by the public and private sector as a framework for companies operating in Colombia on how to respect human rights. Its aim is to be used as a unifying and guiding document that ensures that public, private and mixed investment projects generate development that respects the rights of all citizens. The objective of the lines of action contained in this strategy is for the private sector to learn how to manage risks and ensure compliance with human rights so as to develop sustainable economic development.

Availability

SPA: http://www.derechoshumanos.gov.co/Observatorio/Publicaciones/Documents/2014/140724-lineamientos-politica_web.pdf

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Name of Resource

Guide on Socially Responsible Public Procurement

Type

Guidance on policy/legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Colombia

Enacting authority

Colombia Compra Eficiente, Colombia’s Public Procurement System

Entry into force / date of approval

November 2018

Description

This guide highlights that human rights due diligence in the Public Procurement System reduces the risk of human rights violations in the performance of contracts and future legal actions, provides transparency to the processes and contributes to sustainable development in social and economic terms. Additionally, it allows suppliers to demonstrate that they undertook reasonable measures to avoid any participation in the violation of human rights.

Availability

SPA: https://www.colombiacompra.gov.co/sites/cce_public/files/cce_documents/
cce_guia_cp_socialmente_responsables.pdf

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