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[PDF] The ECCJ’s recommendations on EU priorities for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), Published on: 1 May 2012

In light of existing governance gaps, the ECCJ [European Coalition for Corporate Justice] urges the EU and Member States to: Effectively assist companies in meeting their responsibility to respect human rights, by identifying appropriate ways of enforcing due diligence via regulatory measures; Ensure policy coherence at both the EU and member State level...This would include providing a mandate to an independent institution in charge of analysing existing gaps in current frameworks and all policy and regulatory options, as well as developing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of a comprehensive policy plan; Take effective measures to lift existing obstacles to justice and to ensure effective remedies for victims of corporate-related violations (within and outside the EU)...The following recommendations represent immediate and concrete steps that the ECCJ urges the EU and Member States to take...

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