IICA Certified BHR Professional

"Enabling Businesses to Respect Human Rights"


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UNDP under its Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) project aims to enable Sustainable Economic Development in the region, through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business & Human Rights (BHR). The project promotes the agenda on BHR by working with Asian governments, businesses and civil society in the implementation of the UNGPs at the national and regional level. The overall objective of the project is to prevent, mitigate and address human rights conditions in business operations and enable a more level playing field for businesses that demonstrate respect for human rights. As a key regional development partner, India plays a central role in promoting the implementation of the UNGPs in Asia.

Within the above context, in order to enable businesses to respect human rights IICA in collaboration with UNDP India has come up with a three month online programme, IICA Certified BHR Professional.

IICA Certified BHR Professional

The programme aims to provide an insight into various aspects of Business and Human Rights and the strategies to be adopted to integrate them into business operations. The programme is first of its kind and has been uniquely designed by IICA in collaboration with the UNDP supported by the European Union.

Centre for Business and Human Rights

Centre for Business and Human Rights as a specialized centre nested in SoBE offers advanced expertise in Responsible Business, Business & Human Rights and Stakeholder engagement for aligning business strategy with business responsibility to respect human rights. The centre provides policy advocacy, research and advisory support to multiple stakeholders for strengthening the Business and Human Rights framework.

Centre for Business and Human Rights has following vision, mission and mandates:

Vision: To enable a business environment in the country which aligns profits and human rights principles.

Mission: To help corporate professionals build the specific knowledge and capabilities they need to translate human rights requirements into concrete strategies and practical action.


  • To undertake research studies in the domain of business and human rights;
  • To offer capacity building, certification courses, training programmes on business and human rights;
  • To facilitate consortium/coalition of organizations working on business and human rights;
  • To review and develop policy and legislations on business and human rights in country;
  • To organize events, exhibitions, seminars, panel and international / national / regional conference on Business and Human Rights.


  • Introduction to Business and Human Rights
  • Embedding Human Rights in Corporate Policies and Practices

  • Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Remediation Processes
  • BHR Disclosures
  • Engaging Stakeholders

  • Case studies in action: Undertaking Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Case studies in Action: Handling Situation of Violation
  • Best practices in Human Rights Disclosures

  • Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Global Perspective
  • Value Chain Challenges
  • Way Forward of BHR in Next Decade



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Payment of Course Fee

Course Fee - INR 40,000/- + applicable taxes per participant

special offer for 2nd Batch

Mode of Payment – Online or Net banking

Frequently Asked Questions


One can enroll in the course by filling up an online application form and making the payment of the course fee.

Payment of course fee can be done online through the link (………………) or through Net banking, the details for which are as under.



After the final exam of the course, our team will review the participant coursework. Once this review is completed, you will be notified about the completion of the course and the certificate will be then sent through courier to your correspondence address.



The course has one in-person teaching session that would be organized during the course delivery.

It is a self-paced learning program (with weekly deadlines). The course will be delivered through recorded sessions along with the self learning study material which will be available online.

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