Las 11 April, ECCJ participated in the event "Access to remedy for victims of corporate human rights violations, what is the role of the EU?" that took place at the European Parliament.
The event was hosted by members of the EP Working Group on Responsible Business Conduct. Its purpose was to offer a platform to discuss what measures the EU should put in place in order to prevent human rights abuses that are linked to corporate overseas business activities, and to ensure effective access to remedy for victims.
ECCJ presented ongoing developments in the area of companies’ duty of care and human rights due diligence (HRDD). If properly designed and enforced, HRDD can have a good potential to prevent human rights abuses and to enhance access to remedy. Sandra Cossart (Sherpa), explained the French duty of vigilance law. Adopted in 2017, the law represents a ground-breaking development to increase corporate accountability and access to justice.