In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council established a "working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises", commonly referred to as the Working Group on business & human rights, "consisting of five independent experts...for a period of three years". The Working Group's mandate was renewed in 2014, 2017 and 2020.
- Ms. Elżbieta Karska
- Ms. Fernanda Hopenhaym (Chairperson as of 1 July 2022)
- Ms. Pichamon Yeophantong (Vice-Chairperson as of 1 July 2022)
- Mr. Damilola Olawuyi
- Mr. Robert McCorquodale
The UN Working Group was established for an initial three-year term by a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011, which set out the Working Group's mandate.
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