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 June 2014.
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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For the process of nomination & appointment of the members, click here.
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Sessions of the Working Group
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The UN Guiding Principles
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