Asia-Pacific Civil Society’s Demands for the Legally Binding Treaty on Human Rights & Business

Author: Asia-Pacific CSO Unity Statement, Published on: 29 September 2016

...We make the following demands for a legally binding treaty:  The adoption of an expansive definition of transnational corporations which encompasses parent companies, subsidiaries and contractors and ensures comprehensive supply chain accountability.  No corporate participation in the process of elaborating and adopting the treaty. The private sector has actively resisted legal accountability for the impact of its actions and this treaty must be formulated with the priorities and interests of affected individuals, communities, peoples, and women and men at its heart; The inclusion of a provision that explicitly prohibits corporate capture of political processes, including collusion and complicity between governments and corporate actors.  At a minimum, this should take the form of a requirement that there is no conflict of interest in government approval of corporate sector projects...

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