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A Feminist Approach to the Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises

  • Sanyu AWORI, Felogene ANUMO, Denisse CORDOVA MONTES and Layla HUGHES
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International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific).

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The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).

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FIAN International.

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Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

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1 Andrea Nuila and Priscilla Claeys, ‘Rural Women’s Rights in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas’, FIAN International Briefing (March 2016), http://www.fian.org/fileadmin/media/Publications/Peasants_Rights/droits_fe_rurales_UK_web.pdf (accessed 5 April 2018).

2 Landesa, ‘The Law of the Land: Women’s Rights to Land’, http://www.landesa.org/resources/property-not-poverty/ (accessed 5 April 2018).

3 Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, ‘Key Findings’ (February 2018), https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/key-findings-from-the-database-of-attacks-on-human-rights-defenders-feb-2017 (accessed 5 April 2018).

4 Association for Women’s Rights in Development and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, ‘Women Human Rights Defenders Confronting Extractive Industries’, (2017) https://www.awid.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/whrds-confronting_extractive_industries_report-eng.pdf (accessed 5 April 2018).

5 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ‘General Comment No. 24 on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities’, E/C.12/GC/24 (10 August 2017).

6 Ibid.

7 Committee on the Rights of the Child, ‘General Comment No. 16 on State Obligations Regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children’s Rights’, CRC/C/GC/16 (17 April 2013).

8 Committee on the Elimination of All Forms Discrimination against Women, ‘General Recommendation No. 28 on the Core Obligations of States Parties under Article 2 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women’, CEDAW/C/2010/47/GC.2 (19 October 2010).

9 Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, ‘Concluding Observations on the Combined Seventh and Eighth Periodic Reports Of Germany’, CEDAW/C/DEU/CO/7-8 (9 March 2017).

10 Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, ‘General Recommendation No. 34 on the Rights of Rural Women’, CEDAW/C/GC/34 (4 March 2016).

11 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ‘Investment by TNCs and Gender: Preliminary Assessment and Way Forward’, http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/webdiaeia2014d4_en.pdf (accessed 5 April 2018).

12 Report of the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, A/72/162 (18 July 2017).

13 ‘Feminists for a binding treaty’ is a collective of organizations working to integrate a gender perspective into the legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

14 Joint Submission, ‘Integrating a gender perspective into the legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises’, (20 October 2017) https://wilpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Jt-statement-gender-into-the-treaty-October-2017.pdf (accessed 5 April 2018).

15 Ibid.

16 Report on the First Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights, with the Mandate of Elaborating an International Legally Binding Instrument, A/HRC/31/50 (5 February 2016).

17 Report on the Second Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights, A/HRC/34/47 (4 January 2017).

18 Report on the Third Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights, A/HRC/37/67 (24 January 2018).

* International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific).

** The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).

*** FIAN International.

**** Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

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