Fifth UN Intergovt. Working Group Session on proposed business & human rights treaty (14-18 Oct 2019)
This page provides information on the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group: includes daily summaries, reactions from states and govts., and the latest commentary.
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Revised draft of proposed binding treaty faces criticism for broad statements on contractual relationship & extraterritorial jurisdiction
Author: Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Michael G. Congiu & Stefan J. Marculewicz, Littler
"United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights" 5 Nov 2019...
The proposed binding treaty may be the answer to abuses committed by transnational corporations, says Intl. Trade Union Confederation
Author: Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation, on Social Europe
"UN Treaty on business and human rights vital for economic and social justice" 28 Oct 2019...
Author: Olivier Petitjean, Basta !
« De la France à l’ONU, la pression monte pour un encadrement juridique des multinationales », 24 octobre 2019...
Day 5 of UN Treaty negotiations: Debate over draft text concludes followed by discussion over practicalities for future Session VI
Author: ECCJ, Belgium
The 5th and final day of the Fifth Session of the Treaty negotiations begun with discussions of the final draft provisions, including “Implementation” (Article 14); “Relations with Protocols” (Article 15); “Settlement of Disputes” - either between...
Draft report of 5th session of Intergovt. working group on proposed treaty on business & human rights
Author: Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
"Draft report on the fifth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights", 22 Oct 2019 Following the discussions held during the fifth sessio...
Author: Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l'Homme (France)
« Avis sur le projet de traité sur les sociétés transnationales et les autres entreprises et les droits de l'Homme », 15 octobre 2019...
Author: Coalition française sur le traité ONU
"Traité ONU : pour mettre fin à l’impunité des multinationales, la France et les Etats membres de l’UE doivent passer à la vitesse supérieure", 21 octobre 2019...
… while progress was made [for the Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights], the pace remains too slow in light of the transformative Treaty that is needed to address the adverse impact of transnational corporations on communities throughout the...
Author: ECCJ, Belgium
The fourth day of UN Treaty negotiations kicked off with a discussion on Article 10 on “Mutual Legal Assistance”, whose provisions are designed to facilitate efficient resolution of cross-border cases between states......
Day 3: The 'Heart of the Treaty' coming to life as operative provisions begin to take shape, albeit at a snail's pace
Author: ECCJ (Belgium)
The day started with the Chairperson-Rapporteur introducing the new and revised provisions as having undergone significant revision since the last draft......