ECCJ member, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice has launched an English version website for the Responsible Business Initiative - the Swiss popular initiative on business and human rights.
In April the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice (SCCJ) launched a popular initiative to embed some key elements of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in the Swiss Federal Constitution and to drive the Business and Human Rights agenda one step further. Titled the Responsible Business Initiative, its main objectives are:
> to make the Responsibility to (...)
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French Senate rejects duty of care law: a vote in favour of maintaining corporate impunity
23 November, by
On 18 November 2015, the French Senate rejected the law proposal on duty of care of parent companies and subcontractors, a law essential in preventing future human rights or environmental tragedies caused by transnational corporations. The proposal will now be entered in the agenda of the French National Assembly, for a second reading.
Voting against duty of care, the French Senate has actually voted in favour of maintaining corporate impunity. In reality, during the tense Parliamentary session, the duty of care amendments filed by the French Ecologist and Communist (...)
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