WRITTEN CONTRIBUTION IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTER-SESSIONAL PERIOD (8th – 9th SESSION) OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Within the context of the inter-sessional consultations leading up to the 9th session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights (OEIGWG), this document consolidates the written inputs from the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power, and Stop Impunity (the Global Campaign). Comprising over 250 social movements, trade unions, civil society organisations, and communities affected by the activities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs), the Global Campaign has been advocating for the regulation of TNCs
under Human Rights International Law for over a decade. The process established by Resolution 26/9 is thus of great significance to our members who actively engage in the process, and work tirelessly to ensure it follows its mandate and intended purpose. These written inputs are the result of the extensive work undertaken by affected communities, movements, lawyers, and activists from organisations that collectively represent over 260 million
people. They aim to both underline textual proposals that we consider indispensable and propose new language to consolidate or strengthen some provisions of the current and collectively developed revised draft. These inputs are based on our historical claims, and on concrete proposals and amendments presented by the Global Campaign during the last negotiation sessions. They also take into account the sustained work and textual contributions of many States that, like us, are committed to the building of a Treaty that answers to the needs of those affected by violations committed by TNCs.
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