SUBMISSION TO UN OPEN ENDED INTER-GOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS & OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES WITH RESPECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS

In considering the development of a business and human rights treaty, the inclusion of provisions aimed at regulating corporate human rights responsibilities in supply chains, seems essential given not only the preponderance and reliance on supply chains in bringing goods to market but also because of their potential as a repository of corporate human rights violations. At the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in June 2016, the question of whether global supply chains need new rules and regulations figured prominently on the agenda. 

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JUSTINE NOLAN UNSW, FACULTY OF LAW & AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE