Article Tag : treaty

Civil Liability of Business for Human Rights Abuses in Value Chains: Fault-Based or Strict?

Before addressing my specific topic – civil liability of companies for human rights abuses by their subsidiaries and by contractors and sub-contractors in their value chain – it is important to consider the purposes of civil liability and how best to achieve them. I refer to civil liability in the common law sense: liability adjudicated… Lire la suite »

The Content and Scope of State Obligations in the Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights: What Role for the State and What Place for State-Owned Enterprises?

The regulation of state-owned enterprises has recently raised complex questions in the context of the negotiations of a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. Initially confined to the scope of the treaty, the discussion on human rights and state-owned enterprises must focus on existing accountability gaps… Lire la suite »

The Objectives of a Convention on Business and Human Rights: Some Remarks on Prevention and Access to Remedy

In June 2014, the Human Rights Council established, in its Resolution 26/9, an open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) with the mandate to elaborate an “international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises”[1]. Seven sessions have been held so far. The latest revised draft… Lire la suite »