Why Ursula von der Leyen's 'agenda for Europe' must put human rights at the core of business
5/8/19 - Phil Bloomer of BHRRC and Claudia Saller of European Coalition for Corporate Justice
Phil Bloomer of BHRRC and Claudia Saller of ECCJ make the case for mandatory human rights due diligence across Europe.
This piece was published in EU Observer on 5th August 2019
This blog is part of a series 'Towards Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence'.
"A Europe that takes the lead on the major challenges of our time".
This was the ringing phrase that incoming European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, used to underline her ambition in her 24-page 'My Agenda for Europe' to gain the votes of members of the European Parliament.
Placing human rights at the core of business, and ending abuse, must surely count among those "major challenges".