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17 October 2018

Commentary: Can Asia (and the UN) hold corporations accountable?

Author: Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, The Diplomat

[This month] at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, over 100 countries are negotiating a powerful new treaty that aims to create a binding instrument to hold transnational companies accountable for violations of human and environmental...

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17 October 2018

UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights "Zero Draft" Negotiations Day 2

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

[On Tuesday 16 November 2018 in Geneva, during the open-ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a proposed business and human rights treaty, the second day of the fourth session saw:]...

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16 October 2018

EU civil society organisations call on the EU to contribute substantively to the negotiations on the Zero Draft Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, FIDH, ECCJ & others

[On 15 October 2018] civil society groups from the EU member states have gathered at the UN in Geneva to support the Intergovernmental Working Group tasked with developing a binding instrument to ensure that businesses respect human rights... In ...

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16 October 2018

Joint statement by #feminist4bindingtreaty to the Intergovt. Working Group

Author: Women's International League for Peace & Freedom

The Feminists For a Binding Treaty [is] a collective of over 15 organisations working together to integrate a gender perspective into the legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human...

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16 October 2018
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Author: Les Amis de la Terre International

Une délégation d'Amis de la Terre International se prépare à participer à la semaine de mobilisation qui aura lieu à Genève pendant la quatrième session du Groupe de travail intergouvernemental de l'ONU....

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16 October 2018
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Author: Organisation internationale de la francophonie

...[Une] trentaine de délégations...[ont pu] échanger sur le processus d’élaboration de cet instrument juridiquement contraignant ainsi que sur le projet zéro présenté par la Présidence équatorienne en juillet de cette année....

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16 October 2018

UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights "Zero Draft" Negotiations Day 1

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

On Monday 15 October 2018, the fourth session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on [the proposed business and human rights treaty] opened in Geneva. [The first day of the session saw:]...

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15 October 2018
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Author: Damien Roustel, L'Humanité (France)

« Droits de l’homme. Quand l’Europe tente de torpiller un traité sur les multinationales », 15 octobre 2018...

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15 October 2018

A Diversionary tactic: The European Union in the UN Treaty Negotiations on transnational Corporations and Human Rights

...[W]hile the diplomats of the European External Action Service are focusing their efforts on obstructive diversionary tactics, European Parliament has already adopted nine resolutions in favour of the UN treaty......

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15 October 2018

European Network of National Human Rights Institution Statement on Occasion of the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG)

Author: ENNHRI (Belgium)

The European network of [national human rights institutions] (ENNHRI)…believe[s] a business and human rights treaty building on the UNGP’s three pillars should and can be complementary to the UNGPs … ...

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