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20 November 2018

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability submits on the 'zero draft treaty' on business & human rights

Author: African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

"Report on the 4th Session of the IGWG meeting held in Geneva from 15 to 19 October 2018"...

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16 November 2018
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Author: Eldiario.es

“Una batalla de 25 años contra los daños medioambientales de la petrolera Texaco: "La justicia se ha vuelto ciencia ficción"”- 12 de noviembre de 2018...

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4 November 2018

Counterbalancing disproportionate power: a response to John Ruggie

Author: Harris Gleckman, Open Democracy

…This autumn, Professor John Ruggie,…shared his concerns…that the zero draft has not adequately dealt with ‘scale’ and ‘liability’. ...

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31 October 2018

Working up from Zero: Initial Negotiations on the “Zero Draft” treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: Hogan Lovells on JD Supra

The UN intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a binding international treaty on business and human rights recently concluded its fourth round of negotiations in Geneva (15-19 October 2018)....

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29 October 2018
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Traité international sur les droits humains : une fausse bonne idée selon le patronat », 29 octobre 2018...

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29 October 2018

NGO study denounces influence of companies, incl. over UN policies on human rights

Author: Jake Johnson, Inequality.org

"157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Corporations, Not Governments", 19 Oct 2018...

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26 October 2018
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Author: Organisation internationale de la francophonie

« Brouillon Zéro - Instrument juridique non-contraignant visant à réglementer, dans le droit international des droits de l'homme, les activités des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises commerciales », 16 juillet 2018...

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23 October 2018

CAFOD welcomes UN efforts to stop human rights abuses by transnational corporations

Author: Alan Jones, Independent Catholic News

A landmark moment in the UN Human Rights Council took place last week, as countries began negotiating the text of a UN treaty... CAFOD [Catholic international development charity] said in a statement today: This represents important progress for the...

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22 October 2018

Day 5 of negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Author: ECCJ

The fifth and final day was decisive for the future of a binding UN Treaty on business and human rights. The final report, with its conclusions and recommendations, points the way forward....

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22 October 2018
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Author: Représentation permanente de la France auprès des Nations Unies à Genève et des organisations internationales en Suisse

Conformément à la position européenne, et en raison des compétences de l’UE sur plusieurs aspects du projet de traité, la France réserve sa position sur la version 0 telle qu’elle a été diffusée......

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