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UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty releases draft optional protocol to the Zero Draft of the legally binding instrument on business & human rights

Author: Chairmanship of the Open-Ended Intergovt. Working Group on transnational corporations & other business enterprises with respect to human rights , Published on: 6 September 2018

"Draft optional protocol to the legally binding instrument to regulate, in International Human Rights Law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 4 Sep 2018

...[T]he Permanent Mission of Ecuador on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) in charge of the elaboration of an internationally legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to Human Rights, has the pleasure to enclose a Zero Draft Optional Protocol to the Zero Draft "Legally binding instrument to regulate, in international Human Rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises"...

The Zero Draft Optional protocol is an annex to the Zero Draft legally binding instrument, and it is centered on mechanisms of access to remedy for victims of abuses committed in the context of business activities; it concretely focuses on the possibility of presenting individual or collective complains...

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