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Evidence for mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation (September 2020)

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In the past years, several European countries, as well as the EU, have adopted or started to consider legislation that embeds elements of Human Rights Due Diligence ("HRDD") into law.

Other European institutions, United Nations bodies and other international organisations have also acknowledged the need for binding regulation to promote the implementation of mandatory HRDD and to improve access to justice for victims of corporate-related human rights abuses.

This type of regulation is also gaining broader support from the business community, which considers it a means to help them implement their responsibility to respect human rights.

This document collects an updated list of policy and legislative developments in the field of mandatory HRDD ("mHRDD") and corporate liability that show the emergent trend towards binding legislation.