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19 February 2019

Study ranks EU states on human rights performance to help guide responsible investment decisions

Author: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

On what criteria should investment decisions be made? How should states rank when it comes to non-financial information? What indicators should be used? The objective of the present study is to establish a methodology and classification system that...

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13 February 2019

Study analyses 21 Natl. Action Plans on business & human rights incl. on content, stakeholder engagement & accountability

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11 February 2019
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Author: Catrin Bialek, Dana Heide & Britta Weddeling, Handelsblatt

'Der Angriff des Kartellamts zielt auf Facebooks Geschäftsmodell', 7 Feb 2019...

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11 February 2019

German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies

As reported by German newspaper TAZ (“Die Tageszeitung”) on 10 February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has drafted an as of yet unpublished law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German compan...

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11 February 2019

Global Compact Network Germany publishes 2018 Report on Peer Learning Group

Author: Global Compact Network Germany

'Business & Human Rights DGCN Peer Learning Group - Report 2018', 5 Feb 2019...

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11 February 2019

Report condemns lobbying by electronics industry to create loophole in intl. law allowing European countries to export toxic electronic waste

Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian

"UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report", 7 Feb 2019...

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8 February 2019

New report on corporate disclosure under EU Non-financial Reporting Directive finds co's fail to provide meaningful information about impacts on human rights & environment

The EU Non-financial Reporting Directive which came into effect in 2018 requires large companies and financial corporations to disclose information regarding their impacts on society and environment. Civil society has however criticised that the EU...

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7 February 2019

EU Commission’s Paper on Sustainable Europe fails to address mandatory due diligence requirements for co's, says ECCJ

Author: ECCJ

"Commission’s Reflection Paper on Sustainable Europe lacks determination on Responsible Business Conduct", 4 Feb 2019...

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7 February 2019

German watchdog rules Facebook "abused its market dominance" to collect user data without consent

Author: Douglas Busvine, Reuters

Germany’s antitrust watchdog ordered a crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices after ruling the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent....

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5 February 2019

Finland: Civil society calls on Govt. to explore common EU approach to mandatory human rights due diligence legislation during EU Presidency

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice et al

We, the undersigned NGOs, are calling on the Finnish government to set an ambitious agenda for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) at European Union (EU) level......

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