ECCJ publishes new paper on key features for effective, comprehensive mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Published on: 12 June 2018

"ECCJ publishes 'Key Features of mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation'", 8 June 2018

ECCJ publishes today its position paper “Key Features of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation”. The document contains ten key features for effective, comprehensive mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation. These features are essential to achieving legislative reforms that implement HRDD to its full potential, while helping to alleviate the numerous obstacles faced by victims of corporate-related human rights abuses when seeking justice and remedyfor harm suffered.

The selection derives from a review of existing institutional and civil society-driven initiatives, taking into account the various differences among national legal systems and traditions...

ECCJ and other leading CSOs have also called on the European Commission to develop an EU Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, which remains a long-outstanding commitment of the EU...

ECCJ’s paper identifies three big areas: scope of the law; nature, content and reach of the due diligence obligation, and liability and access to justice...

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