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    The EU’s business? Ensuring remedy for corporate human rights abuses
    14 October, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Frank Bold

    Event hosted by MEP Richard Howitt, 12th November 2014 in the European Parliament in Brussels. Register HERE before the 22 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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    Business and human rights on the EU agenda: new hopes for progress?
    15 September, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Several initiatives at EU and national levels will ensure that the coming months will be busy on the business and human rights front.
    A major one is the European Commission’s public consultation on the future European strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which closed on the 15th August. The analysis of the results will be the basis for discussions in the upcoming European Forum on CSR which will gather States, business, consumers, trade unions and NGOs in February 2015. Although ECCJ has concerns that the business and human rights strategy risks of being treated as just (...)


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    National Action Plans UNGPs: an assessment
    15 September, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Despite delays and weaknesses – both on process and content – the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (UNGPs) by governments is seen by ECCJ and its members as an important way to push governments to do a robust assessment of the gaps, identify options and initiate concrete measures which can be monitored in the future. Europe is seen as a frontrunner, and the first 3 released plans (UK, Netherlands and Denmark) seem to be taken as examples by other countries . However assessments of our members have shown many (...)


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    Transnational corporate human Rights abuses: Delivering access to justice
    8 September, by The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

    Victims of human rights abuse by business, wherever it occurs, require full and effective access to judicial remedies. Three years on from the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, there is more work to be done. CORE Coalition and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in association with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), hosted a conference to discuss recommendations for actions that should be taken to address the issue, drawing on “The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by (...)


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