Human Rights Good Practice for Business Operating in Areas with Violent Crime

Many businesses operate in areas affected by widespread violent crime which raises particular human rights risks. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“the UN Guiding Principles”) recognise that the operational context of a company can impact the ability to meet its responsibility to respect human rights and that the company’s human rights due diligence process should be set up to respond effectively to the operational context. The aim of this Good Practice Note is to identify good practices that businesses can use to prevent and mitigate risks of being involved with adverse human rights impacts due to operating in a context of high levels of violent crime, and to support efforts to reduce the human rights impacts of violent crime rates in the areas where it operates.