SC Publication, July 2020
Designing an International Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights
By Daniel Uribe and Danish
The present document is substantially based on the background materials prepared by the South Centre (authored by Kinda Mohamadieh, Daniel Uribe, and Danish) for various sessions of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG), established by Resolution 26/9 of the Human Rights Council, held since 2015.
The objective of this document is to provide support material for State delegations and other stakeholders for the negotiation of a binding international instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The document considers a number of issues and technical details that have been addressed during the different sessions of the OEIGWG.
This article was tagged: Access to Justice, Access to Remedy, Business and Human Rights, Extraterritoriality, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Human Rights, International Cooperation, International Investment Agreements (IIAs), International Law, Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) System, Legally Binding Instrument, Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights (OEIGWG), Other Business Enterprises (OBEs), Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Transnational Corporations (TNCs), United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), victims