Why Ursula von der Leyen's 'agenda for Europe' must put human rights at the core of business
Phil Bloomer of BHRRC and Claudia Saller of ECCJ make the case for mandatory human rights due diligence across Europe.View Post
Is it time for African countries to introduce mandatory due diligence on human rights?
The failures of self-regulation suggest mandatory legislation is needed to prevent corporate human rights harms in Africa.View Post
What lessons does France's Duty of Vigilance law have for other national initiatives?
Two years in, the landmark French law has much to teach us on mandatory human rights due diligence, argues Sherpa.View Post
Due diligence laws must not leave women behind
If women’s rights and needs are not taken into account in the development of due diligence laws, it may take years to correct.View Post
Duty-bound to protect
Human rights are not negotiable. German and European companies must protect them throughout the world.View Post
What does Switzerland's vote on mandatory due diligence mean - and what happens next?
Urs Rybi of Public Eye provides some context on last week's Swiss National Council vote on mandatory due diligence on human rights and the environment.View Post
Europe takes a big step towards companies having a ‘duty of care’ on human rights
Finland commits to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence, and takes the drive for such legislation to the European Union.View Post
Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: A business perspective
In short, it is not a question of if, but when such laws will be in place and how they will impact current business operations and practices.View Post
Going Dutch: Four things you should know about the Netherlands’ new law to eliminate child labour
Perhaps the greatest contribution of the law is symbolic in nature. It represents a breaching of the "legislation barrier", an important threshold facing many countries in the area of corporate accountability.View Post
Towards mandatory human rights due diligence in the UK: Developments and opportunities
Civil society and supportive allies in business must now seize the opportunity to make the case for a mandatory requirement for companies to take action to prevent human rights and environmental abuses.View Post