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Evidence for mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation in Europe

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

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

This document collects key policy and legal developments in the field of mandatory HRDD or parent company liability, which show the emergent trend towards legislation.

You can download and read the full paper here.

The paper will be regularly updated. For a collection of worldwide developments, news, academic articles and analysis, visit bhrinlaw.org, joint project of ECCJ, Above Ground, CORE coalition, ICAR and Public Eye.


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