Integrating Human Rights Into Environmental, Social, and Health Impact AssessmentsSource: IPIECA | 20 March 2014
A guide released by IPIECA offers practical advice on how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social, and health impact assessments (ESHIAs) for oil and gas sector projects.
Designed for industry ESHIA practitioners and consulting firms, the guide is the outcome of a collaborative effort by impact assessment experts from global oil and gas companies brought together by IPIECA and human rights practitioners from the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Working together, they have attempted to bridge the gaps in terminology, processes, and approaches between the ESHIA and human rights impact assessment communities.
In addition to providing a brief introduction to human rights, the guide explains why it is important for the sector to consider the potential human rights impacts of its projects and activities.