UN Working Group on business & human rights - Submissions & interventions

United Nations Working Group on business & human rights
- Submissions to & interventions before Working Group

 

Below are all the submissions to & interventions before the Working Group that we are aware of.  If you are aware of any other submissions that can be posted here, please send them to Greg Regaignon, [email protected].

 

See also UN Secretary-General report on business & human rights and the UN system - call for input and submissions

 

 

 

Submissions to the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (3-5 Dec 2012) will be posted here.

 

Global March Against Child Labour: Global March Against Child Labour's Submission to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 14 Nov 2012

 

Amnesty Intl. & Conectas Direitos Humanos: Letter to UN Working Group on business & human rights, 13 Jul 2012
[Español] Conectas: Carta al Grupo de Trabajo, julio 2012
   - response of Puvan Selvanathan, Chair of UN Working Group, 30 Jul 2012

 

China Labor Watch: Beyond Foxconn: Deplorable Working Conditions Characterize Apple’s Entire Supply Chain, 27 Jun 2012
Includes company responses & non-responses from Feb 2013

 

Amnesty Intl.: "Business and human rights: ensuring the United Nations effectively addresses key challenges around corporate accountability", 4 Jun 2012

 

Second session of Working Group - May 2012

 

The UN Working Group held its second session on 7-11 May 2012 in Geneva:
- Submissions made in advance of 2nd session, text of interventions at 2nd session
 

 

Claire Methven O'Brien, Danish Institute for Human Rights: "Implementing the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework" [PDF], 28 Feb 2012 [summarises outline of "a scheme for a global framework instrument on business and human rights"]

 

"Transnational business and human rights: The case for a multi-level governance approach" [PDF], Claire Methven O'Brien, Mar 2007 [sent to UN Working Group with Feb 2012 submission]

 

 
First session of Working Group - Jan 2012

 

The UN Working Group held its first session on 16-20 Jan 2012 in Geneva:
- Submissions made in advance of 1st session, text of interventions at 1st session

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