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29 Jun 2015

Bread for the World, CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, Geneva Infant Feeding Association, Global Policy Forum, International Baby Food Action Network & SOMO

Submission by Treaty Alliance members to intergovt. working group on proposed treaty

"Contribution to the IGWG for their first session, July 6-10, 2015. Contributions to the legal building blocks of the Treaty regarding the scope, the state duty to protect and direct obligations for corporations", Jun 2015

...In order to inform the IGWG’s work, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), members of the Treaty Alliance, commissioned legal research to legal advisory bureau Global Rights Compliance, Dr Surya Deva and Professor Olivier de Schutter. These are all legal experts who have been engaged in the international debate on business and human rights. Building on the papers of these legal experts, we have developed a submission with regard to the following elements of the Treaty Proposal: 1. Scope of the treaty A. What rights should be covered by the treaty? B. To which companies should it apply? 2. State duty to protect A. Human Right Due Diligence B. Access to Justice 3. Direct obligations for corporations...