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23 Oct 2023


IndustriALL analyses latest draft text of the binding treaty in new statement

"We want a business and human rights treaty with stronger protections for workers", 23 Oct 2023

This week, the UN negotiations for a business and human rights treaty will resume for its ninth session in Geneva, Switzerland. Together with the ITUC and the other global unions, IndustriALL are pushing for a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises...

After reviewing the draft text, the global unions call for:

  • A closer alignment with the third draft text, which enjoyed wide support, as a basis for this session.
  • Stronger and more detailed provisions to correspond with the original mandate of the UNHRC to effectively constrain corporate impunity, particularly on prevention, access to remedy, legal liability and jurisdiction.
  • The reinstatement of language related to the climate crisis, in particular business obligations to prevent, mitigate and remedy environmental harm, and the establishment of a human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment...

Part of the following timelines

UN Intergovernmental Working Group elaborating a legally binding instrument on business & human rights

UN Intergovernmental Working Group releases updated draft of legally binding instrument on business and human rights (2023)