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FAQs: French corporate duty of vigilance law

The question of what should be the legal obligations on business to ensure respect for human rights throughout their activities and business relationships is at the centre of the business and human rights debate.  In the past years, this question has gained important political momentum, and initiatives to improve corporate accountability have increased at national, European and international level.  The new French corporate duty of vigilance law shows that respect for human rights and the environment can be legally mandated into business activities.

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