The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business, published by NGO coalitions in Europe, the UK and the US shows that despite guarantees set out in human rights law, major barriers remain to bringing court cases against corporates in the countries where they are based.
The report reveals that costs, complex corporate structures and inflexible laws are preventing cases from reaching the courts in Europe and the US, even when it proves impossible to proceed with cases in the county where the abuses occurred.
In 2011, governments agreed in (...)
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Non-financial reporting: concerns over weakening of the EU reform on corporate transparency
28 October, by
In April 2013 the EU Commission launched a reform to improve corporate transparency on environmental and human rights matters.
ECCJ welcomed the initiative as a first step towards corporate accountability, while highlighting the loopholes in the proposed changes. Since then, ECCJ has been leading the civil society voice in the debates and campaigning for improvements to make the future legislation truly work for people, planet and companies.
The reform is currently being debated in the European parliament and in the Council. A first vote in the Parliament’s committee in charge of the (...)
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