The escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel is leaving people in Gaza in urgent need of humanitarian support. Please donate now.

Available documents


Companies are increasingly engaging in Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs). To assess the quality of company-commissioned HRIAs, Oxfam has developed criteria that cover both process and content. They are key to ensuring that the research captures all relevant adverse risks to human rights, to support companies in understanding how their practices have an impact on adverse risks, and to lead to systemic and sustainable improvements for workers and rights holders. For companies that fulfill all of the criteria, the HRIA will qualify as robust. Otherwise, the framework will help to identify the main weaknesses and areas where they must improve.

Additional details




How to cite this resource

Citation styles vary so we recommend you check what is appropriate for your context.  You may choose to cite Oxfam resources as follows:

Author(s)/Editor(s). (Year of publication). Title and sub-title. Place of publication: name of publisher. DOI (where available). URL

Our FAQs page has some examples of this approach.

Related resources

Here are similar items you might be interested in.

Browse all resources