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4 October 2019
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Author: CIDSE y 16 otras ONG

"Contribución al Grupo de Trabajo Intergubernamental de composición abierta sobre empresas transnacionales y otras empresas con respecto a los derechos humanos", 3 de octubre de 2019...

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4 October 2019
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Author: CIDSE et 16 autres organisations

« Contribution au groupe de travail intergouvernemental à composition non limitée sur les sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises en matière de droits de l'homme », 3 octobre 2019...

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30 September 2019

The Lengthy Journey towards a Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Author: Maysa Zarob, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Half a decade has passed since in July 2014 the UN Human Rights Council first voted to begin negotiating a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business...

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24 September 2019

5th session of UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty (14-18 Oct 2019)

Author: Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The fifth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (the business and human rights treaty process) will be held from 14-18 October 2019 in Room XX...

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19 September 2019

A progressing approach on conflict-affected settings and situations of occupation in the revised draft of the legally binding instrument, more needed

Author: Maha Abdallah, Al-Haq

On 16 July 2019, the revised draft of the legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises (hereinafter, legally binding instrument) was released....

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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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