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Draft opinion of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

The Committee on Foreign Affairs calls on the Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible: ...

– to incorporate the following recommendations into the annex to its motion for a resolution: ...

  1. Urges the Commission to propose Union mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation imposing legal obligations on Union companies and companies domiciled or operating in the Union internal market and establishing effective monitoring, enforcement and remedy mechanisms...
  2. Recommends that Union legislation cover all companies and all sectors, including stateowned enterprises, the banking sector and financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank...

Engagement with stakeholders and rights-holders...

Protection of whistle-blowers, human rights and environmental defenders...

51. Recommends that the legislation include criminal liability provisions for companies and directors and management that are held responsible in the event of severe violations of human rights.

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