2017 Food policy Tobacco control

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Colombia par. 12 and par. 13 (b) and (c) (2017)

Text of the recommendation

12. While the Committee welcomes the efforts made by the State party in adopting a National Plan on Business and Human Rights, it is concerned that the Plan does not incorporate appropriate measures clearly establishing the principle of human rights due diligence in order to identify, prevent and mitigate the risk of violation of Covenant rights.

13. The Committee recommends that, in revising the National Plan on Business and Human Rights, the State party: (a) Take appropriate legislative and administrative measures, including the incorporation of human rights due diligence, to ensure that business enterprises operating in the State party do not adversely affect the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights in the course of their work; (b) Establish effective mechanisms to guarantee the conducting of human rights due diligence by companies; (c) Strengthen existing mechanisms to investigate complaints against companies, and take effective measures to ensure victims’ access to effective remedies and to reparation or compensation.

Year 2017
Topic Food policy Tobacco control
Document Type Country Recommendations
Country Colombia
Policy Area Industry interference
Human Rights Comiteee CESCR
Human Rights Business and human rights


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Colombia E/C.12/COL/CO/6, (2017). Par. 12; 13. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fCOL%2fCO%2f6&Lang=en