On 16 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, of balanced geographical representation, for a period of three years.
The UN Working Group invited all stakeholders “to share their thoughts to help it establish its work programme” in advance of its first session, which will take place on Jan 2012, 16-20. The deadline was 8 December. There have been surprisingly few submissions (well, that is what I think); click here if you feel like having a look at them. Allow me to highlight the one from the Grupo de Estudio Sobre el Derecho Internacional Privado y los Derechos Humanos, of which both Olga and I are members.
Have a nice Christmas eve.