UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty

The intergovernmental working group on a proposed treaty was established by a Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/26/L.22) on 26 June 2014.  Its mandate is "to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights".  More information on a proposed binding treaty on business & human rights is available here.

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21 March 2018

Human rights institute welcomes the draft elements of the binding treaty and calls for further cooperation

Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte (German Institute for Human Rights)

"Building on the UN Guiding Principles towards a Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights", March 2018...

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13 March 2018

Commentary: EU must take proactive stance toward fighting corporate impunity by prioritizing UN binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Anne van Schaik, Lydia de Leeuw (EURACTIV, Belgium)

"If no one is above the law, let’s talk about corporate accountability", 5 Mar 2018...

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13 March 2018
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13 March 2018
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Author: La Vanguardia (España)

“La sociedad civil exige tratado vinculante para las multinacionales en 5 años”, 7 de marzo de 2018...

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12 March 2018
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Author: Sherpa

[Jeudi] 8 mars, le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'ONU a examiné le rapport de la 3ème session du groupe intergouvernemental de travail (GTIG) chargé d'établir un instrument international juridiquement contraignant pour que les multinationales...

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8 February 2018

FIDH publishes its second blog on a UN binding instrument on business & human rights

Author: FIDH

" Companies in conflict-affected situations:  gaps in human rights protection and opportunities for clarifying and developing the existing legal framework ", Feb 2018...

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8 February 2018

Global Policy Forum publishes report on third session of UN Working Group on a business & human rights treaty

Author: Karolin Seitz, Global Policy Forum

" One step further towards global regulation of business-  Report on the third session of the UN working group on a binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights ("treaty") ", Jan 2018...

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2 February 2018

Call for comments and proposals on draft elements for a binding treaty

Author: UN Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

The report on the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, as adopted in a referendum on 27 October 2017 and now available as advanced...

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18 January 2018

Report of policy lunch on the UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights hosted by Development and Peace Foundation & CIDSE

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11 January 2018

How courts and advocates are shaping legal doctrine on corporate liability and human rights obligations

Author: Marion Cadier, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

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