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31 October 2018

Working up from Zero: Initial Negotiations on the “Zero Draft” treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: Hogan Lovells on JD Supra

The UN intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a binding international treaty on business and human rights recently concluded its fourth round of negotiations in Geneva (15-19 October 2018)....

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29 October 2018
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Traité international sur les droits humains : une fausse bonne idée selon le patronat », 29 octobre 2018...

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29 October 2018

NGO study denounces influence of companies, incl. over UN policies on human rights

Author: Jake Johnson, Inequality.org

"157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Corporations, Not Governments", 19 Oct 2018...

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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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