Human Rights Initiative

The CSIS Human Rights Initiative, launched in 2014, promotes a proactive, resilient global human rights agenda that reinforces democratic values as a central component of a comprehensive foreign policy

It seeks to generate innovative solutions for government, civil society, and the private sector to build respect for human rights and works to integrate human rights priorities across U.S. foreign policy interests. Current focus areas for the Human Rights Initiative include exploring how respect for human rights can help build sustainable and inclusive democracies; analyzing how to align and leverage private sector interests to further human rights priorities; and responding to egregious current human rights abuses.

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Updates on the Release of the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

The updated National Action Plan for Responsible Business Conduct aims to help the government and private sector positively impact the communities in which they operate and promote business practices that are transparent, accountable, and respecting of human rights.

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