Media Alert: NGOs welcome support of European Parliamentarians for duty of care legislation of EU corporations towards people affected by their activities
18 May, by
Brussels – 18 May 2016
Today, eight national parliaments launched a “green card” initiative at European Union (EU) level to ensure corporate accountability for human rights abuses.
Prompted by Member of the French Parliament Danielle Auroi, the initiative calls for a duty of care towards individuals and communities from EU-based companies whose human rights and local environment are affected by their activities.
The “green card” is a form of enhanced political dialogue through which EU national parliaments can jointly propose to the European Commission new legislative or non-legislative (...)
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EU Roadmap to Business and Human Rights Conference: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Organisers’ Perspective
13 May, by
To advance the implementation of the Business and Human Rights agenda, ECCJ, MVO Platform, ENNHRI, the Netherlands presidency of the EU, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands jointly organised a multi-stakeholder conference on May 11th 2016.
Following the event, titled EU Roadmap to Business and Human Rights, the organisers published their conclusions and recommendations for the EU and its Member States to better promote and support business respect for human rights, within and outside of the Union.
The unanimous adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding (...)
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