Global Campaign – 8th Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Business and Human Rights in the United Nations
For the last 10 years the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign) has working to build a binding treaty on human rights and business and human rights prioritizing the participation of affected communities and the primacy of human rights over other agreements and proposing key elements.
In 2022, the 8th session of negotiations on the 3rd draft of the treaty will take place in the UN headquarters in Geneva. To participate at this moment, the Global Campaign will be represented by a delegation of people from different regions of the globe bringing their experiences and knowledge regarding violations of human rights by the operation of transnational companies and those of transnational character.
This group of members of the GC will make statements during the negotiations bringing important elements regarding the content of the text and the necessity of civil society participation in the process during the official negotiations.
To prepare for this moment, and also to advance on the negotiations, the Global Campaign has elaborated documents and proposals to be presented to the States and civil society.
Elements for the statute of an International Tribunal on Transnational corporations and Human Rights as a mechanism of enforcement and guarantee of the obligations of the Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational corporations and Human Rights (October 2022) [English] [Castellano]
Arguments for establishing proper and direct obligations for transnationals corporations in the UN Binding Treaty on TNCs and Human Rights (2022) [English] [Castellano] [French]
Key elements defended by the Global Campaign for a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, based on the experiences of resistance by communities affected by transnational corporations (2022) [English] [Castellano] [Portuguese]
Treaty on Transnational Corporations and their Supply Chains with regard to Human Rights (2017) [English] [Castellano] [Français]
Statements during the 2022 Week of Mobilization in Geneva:
Joint statement – Statement of the Treaty Alliance, the Global Campaign, the ESCR-Net, the Feminists for the Binding Treaty, and Young Friends of the Treaty (YOUFT) (October 2022)
Affected communities and social movements urge to get negotiations back on track in the face of a new diversionary threat to the process (October 2022)
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