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    Headline Recommendations for the 2015 Review of UK’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
    30 July, by Amnesty International UK

    These headlines points are intended to reflect the minimum ‘must do’ steps that the UK government should take to ensure a basic level of coherence with the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) that build on existing policy commitments across the three pillars – Protect, Respect and Remedy. Implementing these steps as part of a revised National Action Plan (NAP) will increase the effectiveness of the steps that the government has already undertaken, and help enhance the reputation of UK companies internationally.
    In addition to these elements, Amnesty International supports the measures proposed in (...)


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    Modern slavery: government must ensure that new measures shine a light into company supply chain practices
    29 July, by CORE - Corporate Responsibility Coalition

    CORE welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that companies with a turnover of more than £36 million will be required to report on slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains from October.
    Companies should be guided to report on what they are doing to address the risks of slavery in their supply chains.
    The new measure, which will cover over 12,000 companies, is being introduced as part of the Modern Slavery Act.
    CORE is now calling on the government to provide clear guidelines to business, detailing: the steps they are taking to assess and manage the (...)


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    ECCJ reaction to the European Commission and External Action Service Staff Working Document on UNGPs implementation
    24 July, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    ECCJ welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s Staff Working Document (SWD) on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) describing the Commission and the External Action Service’s current regime relating to business and human rights.
    The SWD is a technical and descriptive document that ECCJ believes could be a useful contribution to the policy debate. However, it lacks focus and a clear identification of policy priorities. ECCJ considers that the main value of the SWD is to inform the future process towards a real European strategy (...)


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    TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for Human Rights
    16 July, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice, FIDH, Friends of the Earth Europe

    > Human rights violations by companies happen on a daily basis and all too often go unpunished. Last week, discussions took place at the UN in Geneva to introduce international regulation holding businesses accountable for the damage they cause, and provide affected communities with access to justice. While the EU chose not to participate in these discussions, it has however engaged in another round of TTIP negotiations, closing this Friday. We are left questioning who the EU is really standing up for, its citizens or corporate profit?
    Despite public opposition - an online anti-TTIP (...)


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