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26 October 2018
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Author: Organisation internationale de la francophonie

« Brouillon Zéro - Instrument juridique non-contraignant visant à réglementer, dans le droit international des droits de l'homme, les activités des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises commerciales », 16 juillet 2018...

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23 October 2018

CAFOD welcomes UN efforts to stop human rights abuses by transnational corporations

Author: Alan Jones, Independent Catholic News

A landmark moment in the UN Human Rights Council took place last week, as countries began negotiating the text of a UN treaty... CAFOD [Catholic international development charity] said in a statement today: This represents important progress for the...

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22 October 2018

Day 5 of negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Author: ECCJ

The fifth and final day was decisive for the future of a binding UN Treaty on business and human rights. The final report, with its conclusions and recommendations, points the way forward....

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22 October 2018
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Author: Représentation permanente de la France auprès des Nations Unies à Genève et des organisations internationales en Suisse

Conformément à la position européenne, et en raison des compétences de l’UE sur plusieurs aspects du projet de traité, la France réserve sa position sur la version 0 telle qu’elle a été diffusée......

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22 October 2018

Press Release: Al-Haq Participates in the First Negotiations Since the Release of Zero Draft Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Author: Al-Haq

[In] October 2018, Al-Haq...participated in the Fourth Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights ('IGWG') to discuss the zero draft legally...

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22 October 2018

Re-cap: negotiations over the Zero Draft of a binding treaty on business and human rights

Author: SOMO

During the week of 15-19 October 2018, more than 94 States and 400 civil society organizations...were present for negotiations of the first-ever draft of a binding treaty...While all BRICS countries and many States from the Global South contributed,...

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22 October 2018
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Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Amis de la Terre,Union syndicale Solidaires & autres France Amérique Latine,

[Vendredi] vient de se conclure à Genève la 4ème session de négociation du groupe de travail intergouvernemental de l’ONU chargé d’élaborer un traité contraignant les multinationales à respecter les droits humains et l’environnement......

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19 October 2018

Civil society united on next steps for IGWG on TNCs

Author: Treaty Alliance, Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity & Trade Unions

Civil society members of the Treaty Alliance, The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, and Trade Unions proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the...

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19 October 2018

Day 4 of negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: ECCJ

...[I]n the official negotiations, the Chair-Rapporteur introduced Article 5 on Jurisdiction of the Zero Draft......

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18 October 2018

Wealth & power of companies at heart of global issues incl. inequality & climate change, says NGO

Author: Ben Chapman, Independent (UK)

"Majority of the world's richest entities are corporations, not governments, figures show", 17 Oct 2018...

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