B&HR Frameworks

A crucial year for the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:29

CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE attended the fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), which took place in Geneva from 15 to 19 October.

What can the zero draft Treaty text offer to people negatively affected by business operations?

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:59

Blog article originally published by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre as part of their Reflections on the Zero Draft blog series on the proposed binding treaty on business and human rights.

Event: State of the negotiations on a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Friday, 03 November 2017 12:07

"Is the window of opportunity still open?"
Policy lunch organised by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) with CIDSE. Brussels, 20 November 2017, 12:00-13:45.
Venue: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU

UN Treaty Negotiations Day 3 - Prevention & Acces to Justice inspire most constructive discussions so far

Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:52

The third day provided for meaningful interventions on the two main agenda items: preventative measures and access to justice. The EU Delegation was active in taking the floor with more constructive speeches on these topics. On the other hand, EU Member States seem comfortable in their position staying behind the institution, with the notable exception of France. Civil society is still expecting that the EU, Member States and other States will stay fully engaged in the current and future sessions.

Report from second day of negotiations on the UN Binding Treaty

Thursday, 26 October 2017 08:54

Substantive discussions on the Treaty’s purpose, scope and general obligations finally took main stage in the second day of sessions. The EU spoke on behalf of the 28 Member States with questions and concerns rather than proposals. Interventions were in general vague and lacked depth, satisfactory for a warm-up session yet will need to become more pragmatic and constructive in the coming days.

Report from first day of negotiations on the UN Binding Treaty

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:11

Full house and high participation on the first day. CIDSE especially welcomes that the EU is present alongside a high turnout of Member States. But if the EU wants to live up to its commitment to uphold human rights, a more constructive role is expected. We are hopeful that it will happen in the next days.

CIDSE in Geneva for the start of negotiations on a treaty to ensure businesses respect human rights

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:19

CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE will attend the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), taking place in Geneva from 23 to 27 October 2017. This will be a decisive week for the UN Treaty: follow CIDSE on Facebook and Twitter for updates from Geneva, stay informed and engage with us!

Access to remedy is possible: Analysis shows 7 ways to create an effective UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 15:16

A new report - commissioned by a coalition of eight civil society organisations - shows how a future UN treaty on Business and Human Rights could improve access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses. Five well-documented cases of corporate abuse that played out in European courts were analysed – from oil pollution by Shell in Nigeria to waste dumping by Trafigura in Côte d’Ivoire. From these cases, seven recommendations are made for Treaty elements that would improve access to remedy for victims, in advance of the Treaty negotiations that are coming up in October this year.

Civil society united in moving forward a binding Treaty for businesses and human rights

Monday, 31 October 2016 14:17

After a week of activities in Geneva, CIDSE reaffirms its commitment to strengthen international protection of communities from abuses of their human rights by corporations.

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