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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, Published on: 16 October 2018

[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 2018 [civil society has] had the informal consultations that the EU requested, and a chance to analyse the zero draft published in July which provides good starting point for negotiating a Treaty which will be effective...

[Civil Society] expect[s] the European Union and its individual member states to bring their collective experience and perspectives to the discussion on the content of the treaty...

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