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United Nations

One Step Further Towards Global Regulation of Business

Following a resolution initiated by Ecuador and South Africa in 2014, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations decided by a majority vote for the establishment of a process to create a human rights treaty to regulate business activity. In 2015 and 2016, the first two sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on […]

United Nations

The Struggle for a UN Treaty

Towards Global Regulation on Human Rights and Business Over the course of the last years, the international debate surrounding the environmental, social and human rights responsibilities of corporations has gained momentum. Not least, growing public criticism of transnational corporations and banks has contributed to this debate. The list of criticisms is long: Ever-new pollution scandals […]

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