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22 October 2018

Press Release: Al-Haq Participates in the First Negotiations Since the Release of Zero Draft Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Author: Al-Haq

[In] October 2018, Al-Haq...participated in the Fourth Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights ('IGWG') to discuss the zero draft legally...

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22 October 2018

Re-cap: negotiations over the Zero Draft of a binding treaty on business and human rights

Author: SOMO

During the week of 15-19 October 2018, more than 94 States and 400 civil society organizations...were present for negotiations of the first-ever draft of a binding treaty...While all BRICS countries and many States from the Global South contributed,...

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22 October 2018
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Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Amis de la Terre,Union syndicale Solidaires & autres France Amérique Latine,

[Vendredi] vient de se conclure à Genève la 4ème session de négociation du groupe de travail intergouvernemental de l’ONU chargé d’élaborer un traité contraignant les multinationales à respecter les droits humains et l’environnement......

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19 October 2018

Civil society united on next steps for IGWG on TNCs

Author: Treaty Alliance, Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity & Trade Unions

Civil society members of the Treaty Alliance, The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, and Trade Unions proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the...

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19 October 2018

Day 4 of negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: ECCJ

...[I]n the official negotiations, the Chair-Rapporteur introduced Article 5 on Jurisdiction of the Zero Draft......

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18 October 2018

Wealth & power of companies at heart of global issues incl. inequality & climate change, says NGO

Author: Ben Chapman, Independent (UK)

"Majority of the world's richest entities are corporations, not governments, figures show", 17 Oct 2018...

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17 October 2018

Commentary: Can Asia (and the UN) hold corporations accountable?

Author: Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, The Diplomat

[This month] at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, over 100 countries are negotiating a powerful new treaty that aims to create a binding instrument to hold transnational companies accountable for violations of human and environmental...

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17 October 2018

UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights "Zero Draft" Negotiations Day 2

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

[On Tuesday 16 November 2018 in Geneva, during the open-ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a proposed business and human rights treaty, the second day of the fourth session saw:]...

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16 October 2018

EU civil society organisations call on the EU to contribute substantively to the negotiations on the Zero Draft Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, FIDH, ECCJ & others

[On 15 October 2018] civil society groups from the EU member states have gathered at the UN in Geneva to support the Intergovernmental Working Group tasked with developing a binding instrument to ensure that businesses respect human rights... In ...

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16 October 2018

Joint statement by #feminist4bindingtreaty to the Intergovt. Working Group

Author: Women's International League for Peace & Freedom

The Feminists For a Binding Treaty [is] a collective of over 15 organisations working together to integrate a gender perspective into the legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human...

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