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11 September 2019

Legal Liability for Business Human Rights Abuses under the Revised Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: Carlos Lopez, International Commission of Jurists

The revised draft of an international treaty on the issue of business and human rights, released on 16 July 2019, represents a huge step forward in relation to the so-called “zero draft” published in 2018.  The revised draft makes crucial choices that...

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6 August 2019

A step in the right direction: corporate responsibility under the 2019 revised draft. Part II: the recongnition of corporate violations and its implications

Author: Nicolás Carrillo Santarelli, La Sabana University, on Business and Human Rights Journal

I turn now to address the question of whether the reference to both corporate abuses and violations in the draft is an improvement over prior initiatives on non-state actors and human rights......

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6 August 2019

Business and Human Rights Journal symposium on revised binding treaty on business & human rights

  All contributions in the symposium are available here.

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5 August 2019

A step in the right direction: corporate responsibility under the 2019 revised draft. Part I: beyond transnational conduct and corporations by means of non-reductionist approaches

Author: Nicolás Carrillo Santarelli, La Sabana University, on Business and Human Rights Journal

At the outset, I would like to mention that there are at least two aspects that, in my opinion, strengthen the newest version of the proposed treaty: its applicability to all businesses and corporate operations, transnational or not, explored in Part I...

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29 July 2019

Commentary on scope, prevention & legal liability provisions of Revised Draft of proposed binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Hogan Lovells, on JD Supra

"UN Working Group publishes revised draft of business and human rights treaty: commentary on scope, prevention and legal liability", 26 Jul 2019...

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29 July 2019

Expert commentaries on Jul 2019 Revised Draft of proposed treaty on business & human rights

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22 July 2019

Commentary: Clearer, Stronger, Better? – Unpacking the 2019 Draft Business and Human Rights Treaty

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Right as Usual

"Clearer, Stronger, Better? – Unpacking the 2019 Draft Business and Human Rights Treaty", 19 Jul 2019...

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19 July 2019

NGOs call on EU to analyse content of revised draft on proposed treaty on business and human rights & engage in negotiations

Author: ActionAid International & 19 civil society organizations

"Citizens demand the EU stops stalling on a treaty to ensure that businesses respect human rights", 19 Jul 2019...

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17 July 2019

Revised draft of proposed binding treaty on business & human rights

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

"Legally binding instrument to regulate activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 16 Jul 2019...

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11 July 2019

Between Apology and Utopia: The Indeterminacies of the Zero Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: David Birchall, City University of Hong Kong

This paper analyses the recently released zero draft of the binding treaty on business and human rights focusing on the core questions of rights and duties under the treaty. The treaty would compel state parties to adopt extraterritorial jurisdiction...

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