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20 Sep 2018

Treaty Alliance

Treaty Alliance calls on EU states not to frustrate binding treaty on business & human rights process

"Civil Society Condemns Desperate Attempt to Frustrate IGWG Process", 18 September 2018

The Treaty Alliance has learned that the European Union and some allied states may try to deliver a version of the statement below at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva this Wednesday, September 19. We reject this action to alter practices of the HRC and consider it a craven and desperate attempt to frustrate a legitimate UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) process to establish a binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (TNCs and OBEs). It is the will of affected people everywhere that this process be able to proceed until the international instrument is drafted and adopted.

We call on the EU and its allied states to cease with this action and instead engage constructively in the process to develop a powerful binding instrument that protects affected people everywhere...