Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty should focus on specific measures to improve corporate accountability, urge civil society organizations

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), International Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & Human Rights Watch, Published on: 27 September 2017

"The Potential of a Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights to Address Access to Remedy for Corporate-Related Human Rights Abuses", 26 Sep 2017

 …Since the adoption of Res. 26/9, an unprecedented amount of civil society and impacted communities and individuals have participated in the treaty process, all providing inputs into the specific issues that the proposed treaty should address…

As the global community awaits the release of draft elements of a binding treaty on business and human rights, the below signed organizations urge the Government of Ecuador, as the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the OEIWG, to consider the following recommendations.

The process for elaborating and negotiating a binding treaty on business and human rights should be conducted in a transparent and consultative manner…

The treaty should seek to address the most pressing gaps in protecting against and remedying business-related human rights abuses…

Remedy and accountability for human rights abuses should be a key focus of the proposed treaty…

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