Event report: Intl. Commission of Jurists holds workshop on proposed binding treaty for UN Intergovt. Working Group meeting
"Intl. Commission of Jurists holds workshop on proposed treaty on business & human rights", 1 Jun 2015
The UN Intergovernmental Working Group created to draft an “international legally binding instrument” on business and human rights will convene in Geneva July 6-10. In preparation, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) organized a workshop at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva on May 27. About 40 diplomats, NGO representatives and UN staff attended. ICJ Commissioner Marco Sassoli presided over a panel on the scope of the proposed treaty...Governments negotiating a treaty on business and human rights will face many challenging legal and policy issues. The ICJ workshop exemplifies efforts by civil society to encourage a well-informed drafting process.