I have been writing about the Inter-Governmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (IGWG), and the efforts to elaborate a comprehensive treaty for business and Human Rights.
I have considered the mandate of the IGWG (here), the challenges of treaty elaboration from a conceptual and framework perspective (here and here), from the principles form which pragmatic choices will have to be made (here), and from the perspective of coherence of visions (here).
Second SessionOpen Ended Inter-Governmental Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights24 to 28 October 2016Palais des Nations
You are invited to participate in the second session of the open-ended inter-governmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect of human rights (OEIGWG).
Civil society organizations* are invited to submit written contributions on possible principles, scope and elements of an international legally binding instrument.
Send written contributions (Word format) by 30 September to: Igwgfirstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions will be made available on the web page of the second session of the OEIGWG.
*Contributions from civil society organizations not in consultative status with ECOSOC are subject to a word limit (2,000 words). They will only be published on the OEIWG web page.For more information (e.g. provisional agenda, information concerning accreditation and other relevant documentation, etc.):
The open-ended intergovernmental working group was established pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/26/9 and is mandated to develop an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
Get the resolution: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/RES/26/9