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29 May 2015

Treaty Alliance

Treaty Alliance joint statement calls for signatures in favour of proposed binding treaty to enhance corporate legal accountability for rights abuses

"Enhance the international legal framework to protect human rights from corporate abuse", May 2015

We, the signatories to this joint statement, Welcome the establishment at the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council of the “open-ended intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights...We call on all civil society organizations and States to actively and constructively participate in this process...We are convinced of the need to enhance the international legal framework to protect human rights in the context of business operations. We are also mindful of the urgent need to improve access to justice, remedy and reparations for victims and to stop corporate human rights abuses...The enhancement of the international human rights system in relation to TNCs and other business enterprises is urgent and needed. We call on civil society organizations, social movements, affected communities and the public to actively promote locally, nationally and internationally the public debate around this process and mobilize for this treaty.