• Media

    Significant vote at the UN Human Rights Council: ray of hope to address corporate abuses, yet important concerns remain
    1 July, by FIDH

    Paris, 26th June 2014 - Today, during its 26th session, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling on the creation of an open-ended intergovernmental working group whose mandate will be to « elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises ».
    FIDH welcomes this significant vote by the HRC as a promising step towards corporate accountability. This resolution echoes a global call from FIDH and over 500 civil society organisations and social movements for (...)

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  • Publications

    Human Rights Due Diligence Report now available in 7 languages
    20 June, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    On 3 December 2012 ECCJ together with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) launched its latest report “Human Rights Due Diligence: the Role of States”, authored by an expert group consisting of Professor Olivier De Schutter, Professor Anita Ramasastry, Mark B. Taylor and Robert C. Thompson.
    This project, which was the outcome of the Human Rights Due Diligence Project, sought to establish the extent to which the legal systems of States already make use of due diligence regulations to ensure that businesses (...)

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  • Media

    Press release - European parliament votes for rules on corporate accountability and business transparency
    15 April, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Brussels, 15 April 2014 - Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a reform to strengthen corporate accountability and transparency regarding the impact of businesses’ activities on human rights, the environment and society. The new legislation will require companies to disclose information about the policies and due diligence processes that businesses have in place to assess risks and to prevent adverse impacts of their operations.
    “This is an important step forward. The reform recognises that the environmental and human rights impacts of companies are of key concern for society as a (...)

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  • Our activities

    Environmental (in)justice and the role of European companies
    18 July, by EJOLT

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations dedicated to safe, clean and just ship recycling, organised a debate on “Environmental (in)justice and the role of European companies” on 9 July in Brussels. The event was hosted by the European Asian Institute Studies and co-organised with the European Environmental Bureau/EJOLT and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ). Jim Puckett, Executive Director of the US-based Basel Action Network, chaired the event, which was attended by EU and UN policy makers, (...)

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