Luxembourg’s National Action Plan to Implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (NAP)
On June 22nd, 2018 the Luxembourg Government has adopted the first iteration (2018-2019) of Luxembourg’s National Action Plan to Implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (NAP). The NAP has been negotiated in response to Luxembourg’s international commitments to foster the respect and the promotion of human rights, most notably by alerting national and transnational companies to their responsibility towards human rights, internally as well as all along their economic value chains. For the sake of coherence and effectiveness, it is crucial that the NAP reflects the consensual nature of the outcome negotiated among ministries and public administrations, on the one side, and representatives of the private sector, the civil society and trade unions, on the other side. The NAP comprises a list of concrete measures to be implemented over the 18 months to come. The document will be transmitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, as a testimony of Luxembourg’s commitment to human rights in general, as well as in the context of Luxembourg’s bid for a seat on the Human Rights Council from 2022 to 2024.