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    European Forum on CSR: The old feuds are haunting the European Corporate Social Responsibility debate and stifling progress
    5 March, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Will we go back to the old feud between mandatory VS voluntary compliance that kept polarizing the debate on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? The discussions held in the last CSR Forum make us fear not just the status quo – but of the risk of going back 10 years in time.
    The European Commission organised on the 3rd and 4th February the Multistakeholder Forum on CSR, gathering hundreds of business and civil society representatives to discuss the future of the European strategy on CSR. Civil Society Organizations came in large numbers with great expectations. Assessing the current (...)


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    New report identifies recommended EU and Member States actions to tackle barriers to justice
    9 February, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Frank Bold, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, the Corporate Responsibility Coalition and Sherpa have released the report from their Access to Justice project.
    ’The EU’s Business: Recommended Actions for the EU and its Member States to Ensure Access to Judicial Remedy for Business-Related Human Rights Impacts’ is the result of a two-year dialogue among legal experts, civil society organizations and decision makers in Europe on how to tackle barriers faced by victims of business abuses seeking justice. The report was (...)


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    ECCJ calls the French Parliament to adopt a law on parent company duty of vigilance
    9 February, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    On January 23rd ECCJ sent a letter to some members of the French National Assembly in support to the bill that is currently being discussed. This bill would establish a duty of vigilance on French parent companies. The bill has been advanced by the ecologist and socialist groups of the National Assembly and has the support from 4 political groups. However, over the last weeks, in the run-up to the vote, the French government has called the socialist group to revise the proposal. A vote should take place in the end of March. French NGOs are highly mobilized to ensure a meaningful outcome (...)


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    ECCJ & ICAR Release Assessments of Current National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights
    1 December 2014, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and ECCJ have conducted structured assessments of current National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights. To date, only four countries — the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Finland — have released NAPs on business and human rights. At the same time, a number of other governments have begun the process of developing such NAPs or have publicly announced an intention to do so. As such, it is essential that the four existing NAPs be closely analyzed in terms of their content and processes in order to assess (...)


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