HRIC, ECCJ, Mani Tese and FIDH warmly welcome the release of the drat Italian National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021, and the launch of a public consultation in this regard. We consider the released Plan as a step forward in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The purpose of our contribution to the consultation process is to provide proposals that aim to introduce mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and a higher degree of non-financial reporting into national legislation. Moreover, following the previous contribution presented by HRIC in January 2016, it focuses on concrete proposals to overcome the main categories of existing barriers to Italian judicial remedies for victims of business-related human rights abuses.
General comments and specific recommendations for feasible long and/or short-term improvements will be pointed out.