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    EU Roadmap Morning Summary: EU must lead by example to be global leader on business and human rights
    12 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The EU Roadmap to Business and Human Rights Conference in Amsterdam opened with a clear message: the EU needs to lead by example in order to be a credible global promoter of human rights and a leader in the field of business and human rights.
    First session speakers all agreed that economic profit should not come at the expense of human rights, and that it is neither ethical nor sustainable when economic development in one part of the world relies on human rights infringements in another.
    The Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Bert Koenders, launched the event highlighting the (...)


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    EU Roadmap Afternoon Summary: States should use all available tools to ensure respect of human rights
    12 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The Conference’s second plenary focused on Human Rights Due Diligence and the role of States. The speaker’s panel was a mix of academics, legal experts, business and civil society representatives, and decision makers from both EU and national parliaments.
    The discussions started with an overview of human rights due diligence (HRDD), both from a conceptual and an empirical standpoint. The speakers explained that governments should use the full spectrum of tools and measures at their disposal to make sure human rights are being respected by private actors both in countries of origin and (...)


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