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In this submission, the Mind the Gap consortium focuses on the widespread tolerance of corporate lobbying. To provide a background context in which this submission has been prepared, first our framework outlining strategies that corporations use to avoid responsibility for human rights abuses will be explained. The submission will then problematise the practice of corporate lobbying as a harmful strategy. Two examples are provided to explain how this corporate lobby has been undertaken with the aim to avoid responsibility for negative human rights impacts. The submission concludes with a call to the UN Working Group on business and human rights to provide recommendations to UN member states to decrease the ability of corporations to abuse their power.