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I have just considered the rise of an increasingly more sophisticated theory of Chinese Socialist Human Rights, now built into the more comprehensive effort by Chinese Marxist-Leninist theorists, and the Chinese vanguard, to put forward a very different conceptual basis for the project of internationalism within the apparatus of the institutions of international law and norm making (The Rise of Socialist Human Rights--Larry Cata Backer Remarks: "Brief Reflections on the Building of a Theory and Practice of Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and Global Human Rights Governance " [建立具有人类共同未来的社区理论和实践以及全球人权治理的简要思考] (English and Chines Versions)).
At the same time, self styled leading elements within the orbit of liberal democratic theory have also been busy seeking to manage, and perhaps divert into new and potentially interesting directions, the locus and forms of international law and norm making. These are being constructed on ways that ghost oppositional elements. And they are undertaken in a world in which the ideological drivers of developing states and of Marxist Leninist states are marginalized--to the extent they are conceded any legitimating space at all.
This is politics, of course. And fair in the now heated contest for control of ideological and meaning making narratives within Marxist-Leninist, development, and liberal democratic factions.
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In their words,
Since 2014 a UN Intergovernmental Working Group is discussing a draft legally binding instrument to regulate business activities under human rights law. The next session at the end of October 2022 should consider drafting proposals. At the ILO, since 2016 there have been important discussions about the pertinence and need of normative action by the organization in particular in relation to decent work in businesses’ global supply chain. These developments have engendered a growing interest among the most industrialized economies for global binding standards in this field. A recent meeting of labour ministries of the G7 made a call for joint work towards those global standards. In this context, this conference organized by ICJ and FES will bring together national and international leaders and practitioners to share the developments and evidence from national practice and discuss ways in which international binding standards can draw from that practice and provide a key impetus for the effective development and operation of other national initiatives across the globe.
A worthy effort, no doubt, but one the current form and process toward which I have been highly critical (see HERE including links).
Still debate--assuming there is debate (and the conference suggests the amplification of a particular partisan and orthodox view) is always useful for refining and advancing ideas within collective society. To that end I pass along the conference information, including Program, concept note, and registration links.