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Mandatory human rights due diligence: an issue whose time has come

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

In April this year, 25 civil society organisations launched a campaign for a new law to make UK companies more accountable for human rights abuses and environmental abuses in their global operations and supply chains. The good news is that there is growing momentum worldwide for similar legislation.

Mandatory human rights due diligence and corporate liability developments in Europe. Credit: European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ).

 

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UK falls short on corporate regulation

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Laws to regulate companies’ behaviour are desperately needed – but at the current time, the UK falls short. We explain why the UK needs to move beyond the Modern Slavery Act and also introduce a law that makes companies act to prevent human rights and environmental abuses.

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Time for constructive engagement on UN Binding Treaty

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Around the world, citizens are mobilizing for action to stop climate change and corporate activities damaging our shared environment, health and future.  International rules are needed to address the harm that global businesses and value chains can cause, and to address insufficient regulation by national governments.

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Towards mandatory human rights due diligence in the UK

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Several political processes currently underway in the UK offer civil society space to push the Government on mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD), writes Marilyn Croser, CORE’s Director. This blog was originally published by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

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Why Brazil needs a new law on supply chain reporting and mandatory human rights due diligence

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Brazil is losing ground on eradicating modern slavery from its supply chains. Lessons learned from the implementation of the UK Modern Slavery Act could be the starting point for future legal developments in South America’s largest country, says Caio Borges from leading Brazilian NGO, Conectas Human Rights.

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UK NGOs and unions call for new law to curb multinationals’ global abuses

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

CORE and more than 20 organisations are launching a call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to their global operations and supply chains.

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UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: rhetoric or responsibility?

Friday, December 7th, 2018

CORE Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, attended the 2018 UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.

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Mandatory human rights due diligence is the direction of travel

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

In response to pressure from civil society, European governments are beginning to introduce laws to require companies to respect human rights.

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Holding Multinational Corporations to Account: Barriers and Opportunities in the Current State of Play

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

By William Meade

Multinational corporations headquartered in the UK operate via subsidiaries all over the world. When UK companies are linked to human rights abuses in the jurisdictions in which they operate it is essential that victims can still access judicial remedy, and that the UK-headquartered parent company is held to account.[…]

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Burma campaign UK to revive Burma ‘dirty list’ of companies linked to human rights violations

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Burma Campaign UK is planning to name and shame companies linked with human rights violations in Burma, publishing a revived version of its ‘Dirty List’ in early 2018.

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