[PDF] Rights and Accountability: States and Companies need to act on Business and Human Rights issues [Germany]

Author: Germanwatch, MISEREOR, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights, German civil society networks Forum Human Rights and Corporate Accountability (CorA), Published on: 23 November 2011

International conference discusses policy approaches to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Germany and Europe...Germany needs to strengthen its efforts to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...[and] the new CSR communication...by the European Commission. Representatives from governments, NGOs..., trade unions and academia from about 15 countries discussed the role of Germany and the European Union...at a conference in Berlin that ended yesterday... Richard Howitt, European Parliament Spokesperson on Corporate Social Responsibility...[said] “I invite Germany, the German government and German businesses to address the challenge of a smart mix between different policy approaches..." ...Christoph Strässer, member of the committee for Human Rights of the German Bundestag, called for a full disclosure of the supply chain. “Germany needs to amend its laws to enforce corporate responsibility with regard to human rights,” Strässer said...

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