Many countries from the Global South (in Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Caribbean) consistently supports an ambitious international legally binding instrument. The countries that directly reject and have tried to stop the process include the United States, Japan, Canada and Australia.
It is alarming that the process in the lead up to the updated draft has been marked with an unacceptable level of arbitrariness by the Chair. For instance, the weeks leading up to the 8th session of the OEIGWG were riddled with inconsistencies that give rise to important procedural and ethical concerns. It is time for transparency, coherence, collaboration, and, above all, it is time for justice.
This document compiles the reasoning and most important arguments the Global Campaign for Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights as mandated by Resolution 26/9 of the UN Human Rights Council.
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