Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) submission to the IGWG

Author: Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) , Published on: 1 October 2016

...We strongly urge all States to take all possible measures to respect, protect and fulfill human rights in the context of the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises (TNC-OBE), including by actively engaging in good faith in processes to strengthen the international human rights framework in this area, especially through the activities of the IGWG.  We strongly urge the IGWG to make all accommodations possible to ensure representatives of persons whose enjoyment of human rights is impaired by TNC-OBE are integral partners in the processes of designing the Treaty, including supporting their involvement during IGWG negotiations. In this context, we call on the IGWG to ensure the Treaty responds to the real needs of people in society by facilitating the meaningful engagement of women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, children, and other sections of society disproportionately or differently affected by TNC-OBE activity. Proactively sharing pertinent information related to the IGWG in languages relevant for affected persons will also support continued, constructive engagement by a broad cross-section of civil society...

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