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Joint NGO statement at the UN Human Rights Council session of 28 March, 2007, regarding the report of the Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises - interactive dialogue

, Index number: IOR 41/007/2007

This document sets out the Oral Intervention of Amnesty International, ESCR-Net, Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists, International Federation for Human Rights and focuses on three central points. These are that: expansion of global markets has not been matched with protection for people and communities who are victims of corporate human rights abuses; State do not fully understand their duty to protect against corporate human rights abuses; an over-reliance on voluntary initiatives as a means of safeguarding victims of such abuses is inappropriate.

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