IPIS participates to the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights (NBA). The goal of the study is to chart the progress made by the Belgian government and companies since the establishment of the first National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights in July 2017. The NBA is executed by a research consortium under the coordination of the Research Institute for Work and Society of the University of Leuven (HIVA-KU Leuven) and the Law and Development Research Group of the University of Antwerp. IPIS assesses the role of the Belgian state to ensure that companies operating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs) are not involved with human rights abuses. IPIS is also assessing the efforts of Belgian companies to comply with the UNGPs in CAHRAs.
On October 29th, researchers from the University of Antwerp, the University of Leuven and IPIS presented their intermediate findings on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights