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Event report: Organizations discuss proposed binding treaty on business & human rights from an EU perspective

"Side-Event: Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights: European perspectives", 19 Mar 2015

...In June 2014, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted the Resolution 26/9 that established an open-ended intergovernmental working group (IGWG) whose mandate is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations...The first session of the IGWG is due to take place in July this year. It is therefore crucial to intensify dialogue...[M]embers of the Treaty Alliance, convened this side-event to the 28th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to create a space to discuss the EU agenda in the area of business and Human Rights, identify current challenges and developments, and explore opportunities arising from the Treaty process...The key points of discussion were based on framing the debate around the initiative of a Treaty on Business and Human Rights from an EU perspective…