Sixth Submission by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable to the Open-­‐Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Published on: 1 September 2016

...ICAR urges the OEIWG to provide for inclusive, meaningful, and informed engagement across stakeholder groups, including disempowered or at-­‐risk stakeholders, human rights defenders, and non-­‐governmental organization (NGOs) without ECOSOC status...In order for interested stakeholders and State parties to fully and effectively participate in the creation of the binding instrument, ICAR expects the OEIWG to ensure that the process and timeline of the development of the treaty are clearly and publicly delineated...ICAR continues to stress that the international binding instrument must complement domestic-­‐level implementation of the UNGPs...ICAR urges the OEIWG to clarify that the provision “business enterprises that have a transnational character in their operational activities” includes all enterprises...ICAR urges the OEIWG to ensure that the binding instrument requires States to take human rights into consideration when making purchasing decisions, including by requiring contractors to conduct human rights due diligence and to disclose their supply chains...

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