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    ECCJ intervention at EU Parliament Event on the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
    3 September, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Towards a legally binding instrument
    on Business and Human Rights
    Intervention from Jerome Chaplier, ECCJ Coordinator, at the European Parliament Event on the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights, organised by the S&D Group, 2 September 2015
    Today, a large, and constantly growing, coalition of civil society organisations from around the globe is calling for an internationally binding instrument. Over 400 organisations worldwide have signed on to the second statement of The Treaty Alliance; many of them were present in Geneva during the July UN meeting.
    Why are we witnessing (...)


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    Sweden: More action required for business and human rights
    25 August, by Amnesty International, European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    On 24 August 2015, Sweden has become the sixth country to release a National Action Plan (NAP) on the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
    While Swedish civil society organisations (CSOs), including Amnesty International, welcome the publication of the action plan, they are also criticising the weak consultation process behind it, its lack of binding human rights due diligence mechanisms, and its failure to present concrete, specific and measurable action points.
    ECCJ calls on all European Member States to continue developing (...)


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    European Parliament Event: Towards a legally binding instrument on business and human rights
    24 August, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    "Towards a legally binding instrument on business and human rights"
    European Parliament, Wednesday 2 September, 15.00-18.30 Room ASP 3G2
    15.00 Opening by Elena VALENCIANO, Chair of the EP DROI Subcommittee and Ramon JAUREGUI ATONDO, Chair of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly 15.10 Reasons for concern: how can affected people benefit from a binding instrument?
    Chair: Antonio PANZERI, S&D DROI Coordinator and Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
    Olivier DE SCHUTTER, Professor at the Université (...)


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    ‘Cotton’s Forgotten Children’: Almost half a million Indian children produce cottonseed
    21 August, by India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)

    Almost half a million Indian children are working to produce the cottonseed that is used in making our garments and all other textile products. Around 200,000 of them are below 14 years of age. This is just one of the shocking results of the new study Cotton’s Forgotten Children by India’s long-term expert on the issue, Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu.
    It is equally appalling that the number of children working in the cotton seed fields has increased with almost 100,000 since the last all-India study on this issue in 2010. Children below 14 constitute around 25% of the workforce on the fields (...)


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