The Human Rights Council, in its resolution 26/9, decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, and mandated theworking group to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. In the resolution, the Council affirmed the importance of providing the working group with independent expertise and expert advice in order for it to fulfil its mandate.
In accordance with the resolution, the Chair-Rapporteur of the working group presents to the Council the present report in follow-up to the first session of the working group, held from 6 to 10 July 2015 and dedicated to conducting constructive deliberations on the content, scope, nature and form of the future international instrument. The report includes a reflectionof the inputs provided by States parties and other stakeholders and the progress of the working group.

Read More ⇒ Report First session A.HRC.31.50_E