UN Business & Human Rights Framework Briefing Note

Time to open constructive discussions towards developing an international legally binding instrument, CIDSE Briefing Note, July 2015 (available in EN – ES – FR)

The June 2014 session of the UN Human Rights Council saw the adoption of a resolutions establishing a new inter-governmental working group (IGWG) to begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. The first session of the IGWG will take place on 6-9 July 2015 in Geneva. It is now time to open constructive discussions in the IGWG towards developing an international legally binding instrument that can make an important contribution to effectively stopping the occurrence of human rights abuses by businesses on the ground.


Stefan Reinhold
Advocacy Assistant (Private Sector, Conflict Minerals, EU LA Advocacy)