Oct
28
1:00 pm13:00

Treaty Alliance Joint Event at the 2nd IGWG Session

  • Geneva Switzerland

Obstacles in access to justice from the view of Community Lawyers and Advocates: Four lawyers and advocates from different regions, litigating cases supported by members of the TA will expose the main hurdles affected face in accessing to remedies, expose States violations and companies strategies.

ROOM XXIII

Oct
27
1:00 pm13:00

Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power (Part 2)

  • Geneva Switzerland

Concrete proposals of the Global Campaign for the UN treaty on TNCs and human rights 2nd part) : Focus on architecture of impunity-IFIs, Trade & Investment and agreements, responsible solidarity of the supply chain and the rights of affected communities. Find the public program here.

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Side event 2nd IGWG session by CETIM, TNI, FOEI AND FIAN

ROOM XXIII

Oct
26
1:00 pm13:00

African Regional and International Legal Perspectives on the Relevance of the Human Right to Development and Customary Communities to the Binding Instrument

Explaining the African understanding of the right to development and emphasising the need for communities to be included in the Treaty drafting process and be at the centre of the content.

Side event at the 2nd IGWG session organized by Tides Center (ESCR-net) & Legal Resources Centre.

Room XXIV

Oct
25
6:30 pm18:30

Corporate influence and accountability in the UN – Current trends in the Governance of Business and Human Rights, Global Health, Agriculture, Food and Nutrition

Side event during the 2nd IGWG session organized by Global Policy Forum FIAN International, Social Watch, Society for International Development, Third World Network and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Location: The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva

Auditorum A2

Oct
25
1:00 pm13:00

Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power (Part 1)

  • Geneva, Switzerland

Side event 2nd IGWG session  by CETIM, TNI, FOEI AND FIAN

Concrete proposals of the Global Campaign for the UN treaty on TNCs and human rights (1st part) : Focus on TNCs obligations, Extra-Territorial Obligations (ETOs) and the International Court on TNCs and human rights as well as presentation of affected communities cases. Find the public program here.

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ROOM XXIV

Oct
24
6:30 pm18:30

Calling for constructive dialogue and joint action - Evening Event

  • Geneva Switzerland

Globalization has made it increasingly easy for transnational corporations (TNCs) to do business and manufacture their products abroad. This trend has led to considerable gaps in human rights protection due to the lack of appropriate rules and regulations granting accountability and adequate remedies in cases of violations. Thus far, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been insufficient in protecting the rights of affected populations. Through contributions from local Human Rights Defenders from different regions and other experts on the issue, the Panel will focus on the main challenges encountered on the ground with regards to abuses perpetrated by TNCs and business enterprises, highlighting the role of States as the primary duty-bearers under international human rights law. The goal of this event is to convene concerned actors and foster a dialogue on the necessary contents of a treaty which would address the needs of affected individuals and communities.

 

Oct
24
3:30 pm15:30

Press Briefing

  • Geneva Switzerland

Press conference with political representatives and affected communities representatives

 

Oct
24
Oct 28

2nd IGWG Session - Geneva

  • Geneva Switzerland

The second session of the Inter-governmental Working Group on the Treaty, taking place on 24-28 October in Geneva, is fast approaching.   We invite you to join us, share with us your own plans, and strengthen the efforts by the Treaty Alliance towards this key moment!

Click here to see some of the  plans, actions and tools already in development in the run-up to the session. 

Please see in the posts below the side events organized by the members of the Treaty Alliance during this working group week.

Sep
8
Sep 11

Panel on the rights of women human rights defenders and minority constituencies within the Treaty on BHR

  • Costa do Saouípe Bahia Brazil

The rising power and extended reach of corporations in the current era of globalisation and extreme inequality, is an urgent challenge confronting women and oppressed peoples. Corporate power impacts gender justice, women’s rights and lives through its influence on policies that shape the global economy.

More about this event.

 

Date: 11 September

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Place: Premium – Semente de Cacu 1-3

Jul
5
1:00 pm13:00

Public consultation on South African perspectives on the UN Treaty on BRH

  • Pretoria South Africa

Invitation to public consultation on South African perspectives on the proposed treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

University of Pretoria Law Faculty, Moot Court room 40 Duxbury Rd, Pretoria RSVP to anna@lrc.org.za <mailto:anna@lrc.org.za>

Jul
4
8:00 am08:00

Panel discussion on the UN process towards a Binding Treaty on BHR

  • San Marcos El Salvador

CESTA-FoE El Salvador's invitarion to a panel discussion on July 4th on the UN process towards a Binding Treaty on TNCs (and other business enterprises) and Human Rights.

Objective: To know and discuss the process of drafting the United Nations Treaty on Business and Human Rights, in order to encourage social sectors to support the development of the treaty.

Date: Monday, July 4 Time: 8:00 to 12:00 Location: CESTA San Marcos

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May
30
May 31

Legal seminar on options for enforcement mechanisms for the Treaty linked to access to justice.

  • Brussels Belgium

The seminar brought together academics, NGOs, and members of grassroots organizations reporting cases of human rights violations by corporations in different continents. It also included an exchange with representatives of the EU institutions. co-organised by CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, SOMO and Bread for the World as members of the Treaty Alliance. See more.