A Diversionary tactic: The European Union in the UN Treaty Negotiations on transnational Corporations and Human Rights

...[W]hile the diplomats of the European External Action Service are focusing their efforts on obstructive diversionary tactics, European Parliament has already adopted nine resolutions in favour of the UN treaty...

...European Member States are taking cover behind the actions of the European External Action Service within the UN framework, they still have full sovereignty and authority to engage in negotiations in their own name. In fact, the European Union has received no official mandate from its 28 Member States to negotiate and ratify this treaty in their name...

 France must...be actively involved:

• within the European Union, in order to effect changes in the position of its Member States and of the European External Action Service on the issue; and

• within the intergovernmental working group, by taking clear and constructive stands, and this whatever the stands taken by the diplomats of the European Union delegation...

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