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Several members of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) have been involved in discussions around a treaty on business and human rights, as introduced by UN Human Rights Council resolution 26/9.

While a number of meetings have taken place to discuss the process of elaborating such an instrument, the first convening of the open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises (IGWG) with respect to human rights was a significant landmark in the process. Only a small number of ACCA members were present at the first IGWG meeting, and the absence of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Africa in the process raises serious concerns for ACCA.

The full statement is available to download in English and French.