Can a legally-binding treaty on corporate human rights violation really come to exist? In October, a UN Human Rights Council working group released a “zero draft” of a treaty to regulate corporate activity as relates to human rights. This proposed treaty would regulate transnational business activities by requiring states parties to establish means for individuals to access criminal, civil, or administrative remedies against corporate human rights violations.
Join Prof. Doug Cassel to learn more about the state of play of the negotiations and the latest international trends in business and human rights.
Doug Cassel is a scholar, attorney and commentator specializing in international human rights law, especially with regard to issues of business and human rights, regional human rights systems, and international criminal and humanitarian law. He has served as consultant on human rights to the United Nations, Organization of American States, United States Department of State and Department of Justice, the Ford Foundation, and numerous non-governmental human rights organizations.