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EarthRights Intl. says corporate abuse is widespread in U.S. investments & supply chains & makes recommendations for Biden administration

The purpose of this discussion paper is to examine the extent to which the United States has become a safe haven for corporate human rights abuses... Key findings [include]:

  • Corporate abuse is widespread in U.S. investments and supply chains...
  • The U.S. government has expanded corporate rights while decreasing corporate responsibilities...
  • Victims have limited options for accessing remedies, and these options are becoming increasingly narrower...
  • For over two decades, the U.S. government has relied on voluntary initiatives to respond to corporate abuses committed overseas...

Recommendations for the Biden administration:

  • Use the existing power of the Department of Justice to promote corporate accountability for human rights...
  • Ensure that the State Department proactively addresses corporate accountability as part of its human rights diplomacy....
  • Prohibit any U.S. government financing to projects that have a significant risk of violating human rights...
  • Integrate corporate accountability into the administration’s climate justice agenda...

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