Professor Manoela Carneiro Roland, Homa’s coordinator (Human Rights and Business Centre), was confirmed as an official invited expert at the 3rd Session of the Intergovernamental on Transnational Corporations and others business enterprises with respect to Human Rights in United Nations – Geneva, tomorrow October 24.

The 3rd Session of the Intergovernmental on Transnational Corporations and others business enterprises with respect to Human Rights begins today, October 23, at the United Nations Palace, in Geneva – Switzerland and will finish at the end of the week (October, 27).

This session consists of the continuity of the previous two, which occurred in 2015 and 2016. However now, this session is the first one to specifically discuss the elements of the draft of the Treaty.

Professor Manoela Carneiro Roland, in her participation at the Session, will clarify the application scope of the draft, focusing her speech on the protected rights, the activities and the actors involved into the application of the Treaty. The panel will be available to watch on the United Nations TV (UNTV).

The Centre started its activities in 2012 in the Federal University of Juiz de Fora – Brazil and has the Ford Foundation’s Support. The group, coordinated by the International Law Professor Manoela Roland, develops researches based on theory and praxis about Human Rights and Business.

Homa launches document “New elements for the UN Business and Human Rights Treaty”

The document “New elements for the UN Business and Human Rights Treaty” is another one of a series of articles that HOMA has been elaborating as a result of its research regarding the elaboration of a binding international instrument on the subject of Business and Human Rights. This particular document stands out as an important contribution of the Center to the content of the Treaty in Business and Human Rights, objectively addressing two important points concerning the accountability of transnational corporations, namely: the direct obligation of transnational corporations and the accountability of multi-stakeholder companies.