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Business and Human Rights. Progress and challenges in the negotiation of an international treaty

Carlos López
February 2018; 4 pages


The United Nations started negotiating a possible legally binding treaty on business and human rights in 2014.The last session of the UN working group in October 2017 discussed for the first time elements of a possible treaty. In the current edition of our Global Governance Spotlight series 1|2018, Carlos López analyses the state of the negotiations and crucial challenges.

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