UN Launches BASESwiki ADR Website on Business and Human Rights

[Editor update, Feb. 28, 2014: BASESwiki has migrated to ACCESS Facility: www.accessfacility.org]

The United Nations has launched a new alternative dispute resolution wiki on business and human rights called BASESwiki, the Business and Society Exploring Solutions wiki:

“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.”

“BASESwiki will cover mechanisms based in companies, industry associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, government agencies, national, multilateral and international institutions.”

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 is an initiative of the United Nations 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]


  1. For anybody who remains interested in this project, BASESwiki 2.0 has launched on a new platform. You might see the press release from the Kennedy School’s CSR-I website: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/CSRI/newsandstories/ne_featured_january10_baseswiki.html