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16 May 2018

Time change for first open informal consultation on proposed binding treaty: 9-10 am, May 17th, Room XVI Palais des Nations

Author: Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights... has the honour to remind the invitation to the first open informal consultation with States and other relevant stakeholders on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution...

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4 May 2018

Open-ended IGWG on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights: Invitation to a series of open consultations on the implementation of resolution 26/9

Author: OEIGWG

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presents its compliments to all Permanent and Observers Missions to the United Nations Office in Geneva, specialized agencies, other intergovernmental organizations, national human...

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18 April 2018

Briefing paper on procedure and format options for a UN binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Harris Gleckman, Global Policy Forum and Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung

In 2014, following a resolution initiated by Ecuador and South Africa, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN HRC) decided by a majority vote to establish a process to create a human rights treaty to regulate business activity. Since 2015,...

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2 April 2018

An NGO calls for the protection of human rights defenders to be emphasized in a binding treaty on business and human rights

Author: Kim-Mai Vu, Peace Brigades International Switzerland

"Oral Intervention of Peace Brigades International Switzerland" 9 March 2018...

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22 March 2018
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Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

Das Deutsche Institut für Menschenrechte unterstützt die Ausarbeitung eines verbindlichen UN-Abkommens zu Wirtschaft und Menschenrechten und begrüßt die im September 2017 veröffentlichten „Entwurfselemente für ein verbindliches Menschenrechtsab...

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22 March 2018

Sweden: Agency for Public Management releases report on adherence to UNGPs & recommends govt. adopt binding due diligence requirements for co's

Author: Swedish Agency for Public Management

The Swedish Agency for Public Management released its report on Swedish adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and recommends legal human rights due diligence requirements for Swedish companies. A group of lawyers charged...

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21 March 2018

Human rights institute welcomes the draft elements of the binding treaty and calls for further cooperation

Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte (German Institute for Human Rights)

"Building on the UN Guiding Principles towards a Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights", March 2018...

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17 March 2018

Group urges the EU to engage constructively in negotiations towards a binding treaty on business and human rights

Author: Olivier de Schutter and others, The Financial Times

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13 March 2018

Commentary: EU must take proactive stance toward fighting corporate impunity by prioritizing UN binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Anne van Schaik, Lydia de Leeuw (EURACTIV, Belgium)

"If no one is above the law, let’s talk about corporate accountability", 5 Mar 2018...

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13 March 2018
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