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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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2 November 2017

UN Treaty negotiations: A chance for the EU to champion human rights

Author: Anne Van Schaick, Friends of the Earth Euope, in Euractiv

This week more than 200 representatives of global civil society, including victims of human rights abuses by corporations, joined the third session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group at the United Nations in Geneva on transnational...

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2 November 2017

UN treaty process on business and human rights moving into a new phase

Author: ECCJ & SOMO

The third session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group...concluded last Friday, 27 October....

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1 November 2017

The treaty on transnational corporations and human rights enters “negotiation mode”

Author: Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign)

The Global Campaign welcomes the end of a successful week of intense work moving towards decisive negotiations on a binding treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights, despite challenges from the EU with support from the US....

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31 October 2017

Draft report on the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Author: Guillaume Long, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Please submit any factual corrections or clarifications by COB on Monday 13 November 2017. Note that typos etc. will also be corrected and the report will be edited to meet the word limit of 10,700....

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31 October 2017
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Le devoir de vigilance impose aux entreprises de contrôler le respect des droits humains tout au long de leur chaîne d'approvisionnement. Intégré depuis le début des années 2 000 dans les textes internationaux destinés aux multinationales mais non...

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