UN Launches BASESwiki Alternative Dispute Resolution Website on Business and Human Rights
"It is a forum where anyone can share, access and discuss information about the non-judicial mechanisms and resources available around the world to help companies and their external stakeholders resolve disputes. It will be a resource for all stakeholders - companies, NGOs, mediators, lawyers, academics and government officials. It will be an interactive forum, built over time by and for its community of users."The collaborative site is broken down into sections on grievance mechanisms, outcomes from alternative dispute resolution efforts, experts, country profiles, and research and analysis documents.
"BASESwiki will cover mechanisms based in companies, industry associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, government agencies, national, multilateral and international institutions."
BASESwiki is an initiative of the United Nation Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights and is undertaken in cooperation with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and with the support and collaboration of the International Bar Association and the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman of the World Bank Group.
[Source: UN Pulse - United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library]