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So. Africa: Centre for Applied Legal Studies' submission to intergovt. group on proposed treaty calls for gendered lens, consideration of poverty

'CALS submission to the IGWG', 23 Jun 2015:...CALS…a human rights organisation and registered law clinic based at the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa…submits that the IGWG should take a gendered lens to both the process for the elaboration of the binding instrument and the content of the binding instrument. Similarly…poverty should be a consideration by the IGWG in both the process and the content of the binding instrument…We recommend that the IGWG…acknowledge the rights that exist in international and regional law vis-à-vis gender equality and poverty alleviation and align the…[proposed treaty] with these instruments. We do so in the hope that the IGWG will not lose this opportunity to address the multifaceted and intersectional human rights impacts of corporate activities…