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5 Oct 2021

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Feminists for a Binding Treaty

Key recommendations by Feminists for a Binding Treaty on the Third Revised Draft

... This document:

  • Recalls the key principles of our feminist analysis of business and human rights issues, as framework guidance to support States’ continued gender analysis throughout the negotiation and subsequent implementation of the draft Legally Binding Instrument (Instrument), as well as in States’ development of regional and national legislation;
  • Summarizes our key recommendations on the text. Specific text suggestions are provided in the Annex.
  1. Maintain and build on progress so far…
  2. Clarify the context, application and scope of the Instrument…
  3. Further ensure the effectiveness of the Instrument for women, and for affected communities around the world...
  4. Set very clear expectations regarding business activities in contexts of heightened risk, including conflict...
  5. Strengthen other specific provisions…

Part of the following timelines

UN Intergovernmental Working Group releases Third Draft of proposed binding treaty on business and human rights; incl. commentaries

7th Session of the UN Intergovt. Working Group on a proposed treaty on business and human rights