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12 Aug 2015

Linda Kromjong, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty needs to have an inclusive & consultative process, says Intl. Organisation of Employers

…The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) jointly with major international business organisations ICC, BIAC and WBCSD submitted a paper as input to the work of the IWG, stressing willingness to constructively engage [with the intergovernmental working group (IWG)] Business organisations…stressed the need to have an inclusive and consultative process…The most effective way to encourage respect for human rights and to enhance remedies for human rights violations is for the host States to have robust human rights protection mechanisms…[T]he next meeting of the IWG will be decisive in paving the way for a compromise on scope, nature and form which is not only supported by all stakeholder groups, but also by a much bigger group of governments than is currently actively engaged in the discussion so far. The next meeting will need to prove that the process is not only open to a select few, but a serious undertaking, supported by a critical mass of States…