New knowledge paper: Co's need to strengthen due diligence processes in Brazilian supply chains; incl. recommendations

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business, Published on: 8 April 2019

'The Brazilian Case. The need to strengthen due diligence processes when states seem to fall back', 4 April 2019

Businesses have the responsibility to respect human rights wherever they operate, independently of a state’s ability or willingness to fulfil their own human rights obligations.

When challenges seem to grow due to a state’s reduced capability to protect the population from abuses, business should strengthen their human rights due diligence processes.

The relevance of this process can be observed from the Brazilian perspective. Brazil has made great advancements with regards to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of its population since the Constitution of 1988. However, recent setbacks can be noticed. […]

According to Amnesty International, over the past two years, up to 200 different proposals for constitutional amendments, new laws, and changes to existing legislation threatened a range of human rights. […]

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