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Draft report of 5th session of Intergovt. working group on proposed treaty on business & human rights

Author: Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Published on: 22 October 2019

"Draft report on the fifth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights", 22 Oct 2019

Following the discussions held during the fifth session, and acknowledging the different views, comments and concrete textual suggestions on the revised draft legally binding instrument to regulate...the Chair- Rapporteur makes the following recommendations...

That the Chair-Rapporteur invite States and other relevant stakeholders to provide to the Secretariat their concrete textual suggestions on the revised draft legally binding instrument presented during the fifth session of the IGWG, no later than 30 November 2019...

That the Chair-Rapporteur invite and encourage regional and political groups, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, and all other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, to organize consultations at all levels, including in particular, at the regional and national level, with a view to exchange comments and inputs on the revised draft legally binding instrument ...

That the Chair-Rapporteur prepare a second revised draft legally binding instrument on the basis of the discussions held during the fifth session of the working group, of the annexes to the present report, of the submissions referred to in subparagraph (c) and of the informal consultations to be held...

That the Chair-Rapporteur promotes State-led direct substantive intergovernmental negotiations on the preparation of a third draft legally binding instrument during the working group’s sixth session, to be held in 2020...

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