UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights hosts 4th session October 15-19, 2018

The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights will take place October 15–19, 2018 in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

During the session, the working group will discuss the zero draft Legally Binding Instrument to Regulate, in International Human Rights Law, the Activities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, as well as a zero draft optional protocol. More information, including the zero drafts, is available at the website of the UN Human Rights Council.

In an open letter dated October 1, 2018, over 150 scholars and experts in the fields of public international law, human rights law, business and human rights, and international economic law “strongly urge all states to engage constructively and in good faith with the process of negotiating an international legally binding instrument.” The letter will remain open for signature until the end of the 4th session of the working group on October 19, 2018.