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UN Working Group on business & human rights welcomes French human rights due diligence law

"UN expert group welcomes legislative efforts in France and other countries to address adverse business human rights impacts", 23 Mar 2017

A group of United Nations experts applauded the adoption of a new law requiring human rights due diligence by large French companies in their operations and supply chains...The Working Group welcomes this effort to more effectively prevent business-related human rights abuse, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights*. It views this as an example of efforts to implement the Guiding Principles through a smart mix of approaches, including regulation, policy and guidance to incentivize corporate respect for human rights. The Working Group encourages more countries to show leadership in this area...

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