Call for an EU collective redress mechanism to protect all fundamental rights, not only for consumersWednesday, January 10th, 2018
CORE has signed a joint statement calling for an EU wide collective redress mechanism for victims of corporate harm. The statement is also signed by ECCJ, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Health and Environment Advocates, European Environmental Bureau, Birdlife, ClientEath and the International Federation for Human Rights.
Although the statement welcomes EU Commissioner Věra Jourová’s announced plans for a collective redress mechanism for consumers, it recalls the Commission’s pre-existing horizontal approach to rights to protection.
The statement therefore urges the EU and its Member States to prepare a legislative proposal for EU collective redress that applies to all instances of harm caused by corporate entities including that which in nature relates to the environment, privacy, discrimination, or which in any way violates fundamental rights.