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13 Jun 2016

European Coalition for Corporate Justice

European Coalition for Corporate Justice calls for EU to focus on 5 areas to effectively implement UN Guiding Principles

"5 Years of UNGPs: 5 Business & Human Rights issues to focus on," 10 Jun 2016

The international community adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights…pledging to address adverse impacts of business activities. Five years later, the progress made is minimal. Here are the five major action areas we think the EU and its Member States should be focusing on…

National Action Plans for effective implementation

…Member States should…develop National Action Plans through an inclusive and evidence-based process which leads to effective…policies on business and human rights…

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

…The EU and Member States need to…adopt regulatory measures to ensure that companies respect human rights…

Non-Financial Reporting & Corporate Transparency

…Member States are required to transpose the new EU Directive into national law…They should seize this opportunity to tackle the gaps…of the Directive…

Access to Justice for victims of corporate abuse

…The EU and Members States should assess and tackle existing financial and legal barriers to access to justice…

A UN Treaty on business and human rights

…Current challenges in the business and human rights area require an integrated and coherent approach...