Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights – CIDSE

Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Contribution for their second session, Geneva, 24 – 28 October 2016

This submission by CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brot für die Welt, SOMO and IBFAN focuses on three core elements of a future treaty:

1. Adequate access to remedy
2. Effective enforcement mechanisms
3. The Treaty and the trade and investment regime

The analysis and proposals are based on a seminar with legal experts, advocates of affected communities and European NGOs within the Treaty Alliance, where different options were presented and discussed. The views expressed in this submission are solely those of the NGOs who are filing this submission.

See also the Treaty Alliance statement issued for the 2nd session of the IGWG (available in EN-ES-FR-PT).

Contact: Denise Auclair, Senior Policy Advisor (auclair(at)cidse.org)

EN-CIDSE BfW FoEE SOMO IBFAN submission 2nd Session IGWG Oct 2016

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