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    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 calls the French Parliament to adopt a law on parent company duty of vigilance
    9 February, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    On January 23rd ECCJ sent a letter to some members of the French National Assembly in support to the bill that is currently being discussed. This bill would establish a duty of vigilance on French parent companies. The bill has been advanced by the ecologist and socialist groups of the National Assembly and has the support from 4 political groups. However, over the last weeks, in the run-up to the vote, the French government has called the socialist group to revise the proposal. A vote should take place in the end of March. French NGOs are highly mobilized to ensure a meaningful outcome (...)


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    Opening Speech of Richard Howitt MEP at the European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility
    11 February, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Today, (Tuesday 3 February) more than 400 businesses, trade unions, government representatatives and NGOs begin a two-day meeting in Brussels of the "European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)", which represents the last stage in a European Commission consultation leading to a CSR Communication and new strategy 2015-20, due to be published later this year. The Forum is the brainchild of Richard Howitt MEP, who has served in three successive European parliamentary terms as Rapporteur on CSR and who also played a leading role linking it to European (...)


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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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