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II UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Conectas Human Rights, Published on: 1 December 2013

[Tricia] Feeney, the executive director of the UK-based NGO Rights and Accountability in Development...warns that the second Forum on Business and Human Rights of the UN is under a serious risk of being more of the same, frustrating the expectations of organisations that have not turned away from the mission of building an international forum of dialogue on the subject…To Mrs. Feeney, the creation of accountability and grievance mechanisms should always be present in the debate… Ecuador’s proposal for work to begin on an internationally binding instrument for corporate-related human rights violations…is important in so far as it shows that many governments share NGO concerns about the lack of legal accountability for serious corporate-related human rights violations…

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