ECCJ publishes updated map & comparative analysis of mHRDD laws & legislative proposals in Europe
Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), Published on: 29 May 2020
"Mapping mHRDD progress in Europe: map and comparative analysis of mHRDD laws and legislative proposals", 28 May 2020
The map provides an overview of the different mHRDD processes in Europe, classified in four categories (policy statements, government commitment, legislative process, adopted law) depending on the state of progress.
The comparative table provides an overview of the specific provisions in the laws adopted or being discussed at the national level, as well as in the concrete legislative proposals put forward in different European countries. The table analyses the status, nature and scope of each law and legislative proposal; the standards they aim to protect; the due diligence and transparency obligations they aim to impose; and the civil liability and public enforcement mechanisms foreseen, if any. In particular, the table compares the following legal texts:
- The French Duty of Vigilance Law.
- The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative.
- The Swiss National Council counter-proposal.
- The Dutch Child Labour Due Diligence Law.
- The Dutch Christen Unie proposal.
- The German Lieferkettengesetz proposal.
- The Norwegian Ethics Information Committee draft act.
See also here for an overview of national movements for mHRDD in Europe, compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.