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20 September 2018
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Author: Alliance pour un Traité (Treaty Alliance)

« La société civile condamne la tentative désespérée de faire obstacle au processus du traité ONU », 19 septembre 2018...

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20 September 2018

Treaty Alliance calls on EU states not to frustrate binding treaty on business & human rights process

Author: Treaty Alliance

"Civil Society Condemns Desperate Attempt to Frustrate IGWG Process", 18 September 2018...

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17 September 2018

Some observations and opinions on the “zero” version of the draft treaty on business and human rights

Author: Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli, profesor Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

The very fact that the recently-published draft treaty “to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises” is expressly referred to as the “zero draft” is a testament to its...

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6 September 2018

Fourth UN Intergovt. Working Group session on proposed business & human rights treaty

See OHCHR's dedicated page for general information about the session.

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6 September 2018

UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty releases draft optional protocol to the Zero Draft of the legally binding instrument on business & human rights

Author: Chairmanship of the Open-Ended Intergovt. Working Group on transnational corporations & other business enterprises with respect to human rights

"Draft optional protocol to the legally binding instrument to regulate, in International Human Rights Law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 4 Sep 2018...

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5 September 2018

Information note on the fourth session of the UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed business & human rights treaty

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)...has the honour to inform delegations that the fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises...

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28 August 2018

UN Intergovt. Working Group releases a list of documents consulted during preparation of the Zero Draft of the legally binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Chairmanship of the Open-Ended Integovt. Working Group on transnational corporations & other business enterprises with respect to human rights

"Zero Draft. “Legally binding instrument to regulate, in international Human Rights Law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises”: Non-exhaustive list of documents consulted during the preparations", 24 Aug 2018...

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10 August 2018

Experts reflect on the Zero Draft of the legally binding treaty on business and human rights

In July 2018, the UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty released the first official draft of the legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business...

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20 July 2018

UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty releases draft legally binding instrument on business & human rights

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16 July 2018

Ambassadorial meeting on legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Author: The Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN and other Intl. Orgs. in Geneva

"Note 4-3-98/2018", 11 July 2018...

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