UN Working Group Releases Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

On July 19, 2019, a new revised draft of an international treaty on the issue of business and human rights was released.[1] This is a step forward in regulating an uneasy, and sometimes stormy relations, between business and human rights. The drafters make it clear that they strive to contribute to the development of international law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law in this field. The revised draft is devised to promote human rights and to end doing business at the expense of human rights, especially those most vulnerable.