International talks on a treaty on business & human rights: A good start to a bumpy road

Publish Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2015

by Carlos Lopez, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

The first session of the intergovernmental body was a good start, but the level of participation and debates needs to improve if it is going to reach the finishing line.

This blog is part of the debate blog series on the proposed treaty and its complimentarity with the UN Guiding Principles. We believe that an inclusive and open debate is crucial to make sure these initiatives deliver for everyone, and that the business & human rights movement continues its 'unity in diversity'.

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