ECCJ publishes updated map & comparative analysis of mHREDD laws & legislative proposals in Europe
ECCJ has updated its map of the different mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) laws and legislative proposals in Europe.
The map provides an overview of the different mandatory HREDD processes in Europe, classified in three categories (adopted law, political process, civil society action) depending on the state of progress.
ECCJ has updated its comparative analysis of the different mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) laws and legislative proposals in Europe.
This 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 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 regimes and public enforcement mechanisms foreseen, if any.
In particular, the table compares the following legal texts:
- European Parliament resolution on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
- French law on the duty of vigilance of parent and outsourcing companies
- Dutch law on child labour due diligence
- Dutch parliamentary proposal on responsible and sustainable international business conduct
- German government proposal on the corporate duty of care in supply chains
- Austrian parliamentary proposal for a supply chain law
- Belgian parliamentary proposal on the corporate duty of vigilance and care in value chains
- Norwegian government proposal on business transparency and human rights and decent working conditions
See also here for an overview of national & regional movements for mHREDD in Europe, compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.