Business & Human Rights Treaty Debate: Lessons from the International Law Commission
International Business & Human Rights Law, Treaty, International legally binding instrument
From July 6-10, 2015 in Geneva, an open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIWG) is set to begin its work ‘to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises’. As this process begins, it is important that participants reflect upon existing work considering the regulation of industrial activities under international law. Importantly, the International Law Commission (ILC), the United Nations body tasked since 1948 with the progressive development and codification of international law, has considered analogous issues that deserve serious attention and reflection.
Sara L Seck, “Business & Human Rights Treaty Debate: Lessons from the International Law Commission” (1 July 2015), online (pdf): Business & Human Rights Resource Centre [perma.cc/QCG3-XR85].