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Parliamentary questions
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3 September 2019
P-002612-19
Question for written answer P-002612-19
to the Council
Rule 138
Jude Kirton-Darling (S&D) , Inma Rodríguez-Piñero (S&D)

 Subject:  The EU's position at the fifth session of the OEIGWG

The UN’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG) will meet for the fifth time from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Geneva.

Parliament has expressed clear support for a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and repeatedly called on the EU to step up its engagement in this process.

Yet the EU still does not have a negotiating mandate from the Council to engage in substantial discussions.

Will the Council adopt a position on this matter ahead of the OEIGWG meeting in October?

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