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