Promoting regulation and remedy for business-related abuses

More than 25 members of ESCR-Net—social movements and NGOs from around the world—participated in the fifth session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG), which is tasked with drafting a binding treaty on business and human rights, from 14-18 October 2019.

In Geneva, members expressed powerful human rights arguments to reinforce the network’s collective call for a strong treaty to guide efforts by states to regulate business activity.  

Interventions by ESCR-Net members during negotiations



Videos of members reacting to the negotiations


ESCR-Net organized a side event on corporate capture and co-sponsored several others


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