UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

At its 26th session, on 26 June 2014, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 26/9 by which it decided “to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, whose mandate shall be to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.”

The Human Rights Council also decided that the first two sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working group “shall be dedicated to conducting constructive deliberations on the content, scope, nature and form of the future international instrument.”

Following its first session, which was held from 6 to 10 July 2015, the open-ended intergovernmental working group presented its report to the Council at its thirty-first session (please see the report A/HRC/31/50).

FIRST SESSION - WRITTEN CONTRIBUTIONS*

Specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations

NHRIs

  • Written contribution by International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs - E | F | S | A
  • Written contribution by Scottish Human Rights Commission - A/HRC/WG.16/1/NI/1

Non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status

Other relevant stakeholders

*Please note that written contributions are posted as received from the submitting organizations - OHCHR is not responsible for the content.

FIRST SESSION - ORAL STATEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Opening Statements

Oral Statements and Panel Presentations

First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

General Documentation

List of Panellists « please click on the blue links to access further details about the panellists”

List of Panellists

Programme of Work

Report on the first session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, with the mandate of elaborating an international legally binding instrument (A/HRC/31/50)
A C E F R S

​Introduction
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