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UN Human Rights Council

On 15 March 2006 the UN General Assembly voted to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council

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22 October 2019

Day 5 of UN Treaty negotiations: Debate over draft text concludes followed by discussion over practicalities for future Session VI

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

The 5th and final day of the Fifth Session of the Treaty negotiations begun with discussions of the final draft provisions, including “Implementation” (Article 14); “Relations with Protocols” (Article 15); “Settlement of Disputes” - either between...

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21 October 2019
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Author: Grupo Intergubernamental de la ONU sobre Tratado vinculante propuesto

[Traducción no oficial del Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, CIEDH de la versión disponible en inglés aqui]...

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18 October 2019

Day 4 of UN Treaty negotiations: Cross-border cooperation, ISDS, and institutional arrangements

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

The fourth day of UN Treaty negotiations kicked off with a discussion on Article 10 on “Mutual Legal Assistance”, whose provisions are designed to facilitate efficient resolution of cross-border cases between states......

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17 October 2019

Day 3: The 'Heart of the Treaty' coming to life as operative provisions begin to take shape, albeit at a snail's pace

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

The day started with the Chairperson-Rapporteur introducing the new and revised provisions as having undergone significant revision since the last draft......

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16 October 2019

Day 2 of UN Treaty negotiations: Participation remains high, with discussions focusing on Rights of Victims and Prevention (human rights due diligence)

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

Day 2 of the negotiations of the Open-ended Inter-governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) for the elaboration of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights began on...

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15 October 2019

UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights negotiations Day 1 - The round of discussions kicks off with an improved draft

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

The fifth session of the Open-ended Inter-governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) for the elaboration of an International Legally binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights began on Monday...

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10 September 2019
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Author: Pablo Bohoslavsky, Relator Especial de la ONU sobre deuda externa y derechos humanos

“Experto independiente ONU: ‘Las instituciones financieras internacionales son cómplices del impacto de las medidas de austeridad en derechos humanos’” – 10 de septiembre de 2019...

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24 August 2019

NGO reports raise allegations against Glencore over workplace safety & environmental damage

In a report to the UN Human Rights Council, the European-Third World Centre (CETIM) details allegations of worker's rights abuses in Glencore's operations in multiple countries including Bolivia, Canada, Australia, Zambia, Colombia, and the Democratic...

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17 July 2019

Revised draft of proposed binding treaty on business & human rights

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

"Legally binding instrument to regulate activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 16 Jul 2019...

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14 July 2019
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Author: Servindi (Perú)

“Señalan desafíos para la libertad de expresión en la próxima década”- 15 de julio de 2019...

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