Over half of European Companies Listed on CAC 40, DAX 30 and FTSE 100 Associated with Human Rights Harm
21 October, by
Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Tuesday 21st October – In the last ten years, almost half of the companies listed on Europe’s three main stock exchanges have been identified in concerns or allegations about human rights-related harms, according to new research launched today by the Brussels-based NGO network, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.
Claims that European banks financed projects which contributed to large-scale deforestation in Indonesia;
Claims that aggressive buying practices contributed to serious health and safety breaches in Bangladeshi (...)
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The EU’s business? Ensuring remedy for corporate human rights abuses
14 October, by ,
Event hosted by MEP Richard Howitt, 12th November 2014 in the European Parliament in Brussels. Register HERE before the 29 October.
In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including the third pillar on the need for greater access for victims to effective remedy. However, despite the official support given by the European Union and its Member States to the full implementation of the UN Guiding Principles, a recent study published by ECCJ, CORE, and ICAR has shown that the existence of legal, procedural, and (...)
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