Treaty Alliance calls on constructive States’ participation to enhance protection of affected individuals at 3rd session of UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty

Author: Treaty Alliance, Published on: 18 May 2017

"We call States to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 17 May 2017

We welcome the two successful sessions (2015 and 2016) of the United Nations open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) on transnational corporations and other business enterprises...

...[C]orporations must be held accountable [over human rights abuses]. Currently, there are a series of regulatory gaps...

A set of binding obligations and enforcement mechanisms is the next necessary and logical step...
To be successful, the third session of the OEIGWG should encourage: (1) A substantive, cooperative, and constructive negotiation between States about concrete and detailed elements of the treaty concerning its content and scope, (2) A participatory approach to ensure diverse civil society perspectives, and (3) The establishment of a road map for the completion of the negotiations within a short period of time...

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