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23/10/2017 - Is Ireland finally getting a National Action Plan on business and human rights? PDF Print E-mail

As outlined in a previous post, the last timeline given by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in December 2016 was that the National Action Plan on business and human rights would be published in first quarter 2017. Q1 2017 came and went without any sign of the plan, and no further news of it, until last month, September 2017, when Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan posed a parliamentary question as to its whereabouts.

In response to that question, the Department indicated that they hope to publish in the coming weeks. The debate that ensued is summarised by Shane Darcy on his Business and Human Rights in Ireland blog. However, as several weeks have now elapsed since that statement, and we continue to wait, it is to be hoped that there will be more energy and enthusiasm for the implementation of the Plan than there has been, it appears, for producing it.

 

Barncat Consulting, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Email: hannah@barncat.ie

 

 

 

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