GPD and other organisations submit joint input to OHCHR on tech and BHR

28 Feb 2022

GPD, alongside five other civil society organisations—Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), Blogger’s Association of Kenya (BAKE), Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), and The IO Foundation—has responded to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ call for input to inform an upcoming report on the practical application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the activities of technology companies. 

In the submission response, we provide information and share views on the practical application of the UNGPs to the activities of technology companies, as well as provide input related to the four themes of the consultation. We draw on practical examples and use evidence from our work on business and human rights in the tech sector, where we collaborate with civil society organisations in the global South who engage with their national governments and with tech companies on business and human rights issues. We also provide additional resources in the Annex of this document of our past work in leveraging the UNGPs to promote human rights in the tech sector.

Read the full submission here.