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Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR) and the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) present a “Guide on Due Diligence in Human Rights for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)”

Fecha: (5/27/2022 3:21:42 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. May 12, 2022

The presentation of the “Guide on Due Diligence in Human Rights for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises,” organized by the IIHR and the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise, took place on May 12, 2022 in the presence of 50 members of the Council.

Attending the inauguration of the event were Joseph Thompson, IIHR Executive Director; Armando Urtecho López, Executive Director of COHEP and Lourdes Cardona Beneditt, Staff member of the Unit on Enterprises and Human Rights. 

The publication was presented by its author, Humberto Cantú Rivera, Director of the Human Rights and Business Institute of the University of Monterrey, who introduced the topic of due diligence in human rights and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

He also spoke on the phases of due diligence in human rights and raised questions such as: Which human rights are relevant for small and medium-sized enterprises? What steps in the process of due diligence in human rights should a small and medium-sized enterprise take? Are there some minimum elements of human rights that small and medium-sized enterprises should consider in the process of due diligence?

This publication is made possible by the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), through the Swedish Embassy in Guatemala. It can be downloaded at the following link: https://forms.gle/JXVuDckQRujp4DSg7