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[PDF] [Response to ESCR-net Corporate Accountability Working Group intervention]

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 13 September 2013

[T]he Working Group would like to offer some responses and clarifications to the points you raise...Given the breadth of the [Working Group's] mandate, and our limited time and resources to carry it out, the Working Group has put tremendous effort into developing a strategy that would allow it to have the greatest impact, both now and in the future...[T]he Working Group decided to pursue three work streams through which it will deliver its mandate: global dissemination, promoting implementation, and embedding in global governance frameworks...The Working Group devotes more attention to the victims of human rights abuses by companies, including their challenges related to accessing effective remedy, than the challenges faced by companies...The Working Group has raised [corporate capture of government] in its public country report and speeches, and will examine the implementation of the Guiding Principles in corporate lobbying during its upcoming session...The Working Group considers groups such as ESCR-Net as partners in producing information related to corporate human rights abuses, and the Working Group always aims to collaborate and disseminate the work of actors who have resources and insights that complements its own strategy.

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