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    European Forum on CSR: The old feuds are haunting the European Corporate Social Responsibility debate and stifling progress
    5 March, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Will we go back to the old feud between mandatory VS voluntary compliance that kept polarizing the debate on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? The discussions held in the last CSR Forum make us fear not just the status quo – but of the risk of going back 10 years in time.
    The European Commission organised on the 3rd and 4th February the Multistakeholder Forum on CSR, gathering hundreds of business and civil society representatives to discuss the future of the European strategy on CSR. Civil Society Organizations came in large numbers with great expectations. Assessing the current (...)


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    European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground - breaking opportunity on conflict minerals
    15 April, by Amnesty International

    Today the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wasted a ground-breaking opportunity to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. The Committee voted in favour of a weak and ineffective law that, if passed, would undermine global attempts to clean up the trade. It would require only a tiny number of companies importing four key minerals into Europe to source them responsibly and transparently.
    INTA has failed to extend the legal requirements to the vast majority of companies involved in the trade, such as manufacturers, traders and companies importing products (...)


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    ECCJ New report identifies recommended EU and Member States actions to tackle barriers to justice
    9 February, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Frank Bold, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, the Corporate Responsibility Coalition and Sherpa have released the report from their Access to Justice project.
    ’The EU’s Business: Recommended Actions for the EU and its Member States to Ensure Access to Judicial Remedy for Business-Related Human Rights Impacts’ is the result of a two-year dialogue among legal experts, civil society organizations and decision makers in Europe on how to tackle barriers faced by victims of business abuses seeking justice. The report was (...)


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    ECCJ & ICAR Release Assessments of Current National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights
    1 December 2014, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and ECCJ have conducted structured assessments of current National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights. To date, only four countries — the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Finland — have released NAPs on business and human rights. At the same time, a number of other governments have begun the process of developing such NAPs or have publicly announced an intention to do so. As such, it is essential that the four existing NAPs be closely analyzed in terms of their content and processes in order to assess (...)


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