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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.

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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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Access to Legal Remedies for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuses in Third Countries

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Claire Bright, Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) write about the obstacles to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses, and how they might be overcome.

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What does 2019 hold for corporate accountability?

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

50 people from NGOs, academia and law firms gathered at The Foundry in London on Wednesday 13th February for CORE’s annual partners’ meeting. Below is a brief summary of the very wide-ranging expert presentations given on the day.

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

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Louise Eldridge, CORE Policy and Communications Officer

Last week I attended my first UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.

The Forum has been held every year since the UN Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011.[…]

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Mandatory human rights due diligence is the direction of travel

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Louise Eldridge, CORE Policy and Communications Officer

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

Last week, I attended an event on ‘Using the Corporate Toolkit to Address Public Ills’ at University College London (UCL) Faculty of[…]

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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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