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9 January 2018

Is the window of opportunity still open? Negotiating a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

Author: Larissa Neubauer, Development and Peace Foundation

The sef: Policy Lunch, co-hosted by the Development and Peace Foundation and CIDSE – the International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies, took place on 20 November 2017. It looked at the negotiations from an European angle, which sparked...

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9 January 2018

Negotiating a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Report of conference co-hosted by sef: Development and Peace Foundation and CIDSE. Brussels, 20 November 2017

Author: CIDSE and Development and Peace Foundation

The 3rd session of the open-ended working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights took place in Geneva from 23-27 October 2017. The objective was to explore grounds for a possible UN Treaty on...

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8 January 2018
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales (France)

« L'Europe, principal obstacle sur la route d'un traité international contre l'impunité des grandes entreprises ? », 20 décembre 2017...

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2 January 2018
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Author: Coordination Sud

« Le point sur le contre-sommet de l'OMC à Buenos Aires », 27 décembre 2017...

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20 December 2017
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Author: ActionAid-Peuples Solidaires, Aitec, Amis de la Terre France, Attac, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, CGT, Collectif éthique sur l'étiquette, France Amérique Latine & Sherpa

 « L'Union européenne tente de saboter le processus de négociation onusien pour un traité contraignant garantissant le respect des droits humains par les multinationales », 20 décembre 2017...

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19 December 2017

EU allegedly seeks to defund further meetings of UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed business & human rights treaty

Author: Transnational Institute

According to our sources, the European Union (EU) delegation to the United Nations General Assembly’s Fifth Committee, which deals with budgetary matters, is trying to eliminate the financing of the Human Rights Council’s intergovernmental working...

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14 December 2017
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Por primera vez, desde 1996, Venezuela aceptó la visita de uno de los procedimientos especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Tras su visita primero a Ecuador y luego a Venezuela, el experto sobre la promoción de un orden internacional...

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4 December 2017

EU's proposed Multilateral Investment Court will further expand corporate privileges at the expense of human rights, says NGO report

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1 December 2017

A World Court for Corporations: How the EU Plans to Entrench and Institutionalize Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Author: CIEL, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, & Seattle to Brussels Network

...The European Commission...[has proposed]..a multilateral mechanism for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)--referred to by the Commission as a Multilateral Investment Court...The proposed global investor court threatens to lock in the highly...

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8 November 2017

IGWG 3rd Session - Notes recorded by civil society organisations involved in the Treaty Alliance

Author: Treaty Alliance

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