ICJ expresses satisfaction at progress on business and human rights within the Council of Europe

The ICJ participated in a meeting of experts within the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) in Strasbourg on 14-16 October 2013.

The Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business of the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH-CORP) has drafted a Declaration of support to the Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business for consideration by the Committee of Ministers. The ICJ expresses satisfaction at the progress made during the meeting and hopes that the draft declaration will be finally approved by Ministers and that this expert group will be able to move on to drafting a non-binding instrument on access to justice in the context of business activities.

Steering Committee meeting page (for agenda and report, including the draft Declaration)

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