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    European parliament votes for strong conflict mineral regulation
    21 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Yesterday’s the European Parliament has taken a landmark decision by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. This is a step further toward embedding companies’ responsibility to act with due diligence into law.
    This vote echoes recent developments. A few weeks ago, a parliamentary motion urged for the creation of “a legal obligation of due diligence for EU companies outsourcing production to third countries, including measures to secure traceability and transparency". In France, the parliament voted for a mandatory duty of vigilance. (...)


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    France: Historic Vote for Corporate Accountability
    13 May, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    The French National Assembly passed an historic bill on the 31st March 2015. If approved by the Senate, it would considerably improve French companies’ responsibility for their impact worldwide. The Assembly is now calling for European action.
    The most egregious human rights abuses are taking place in the global supply chains
    With the tragedy of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh still fresh in our memories, it is beyond doubt that there are significant human rights and environmental risks hidden in complex supply chains. However, until now, in the absence of a legal framework (...)


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    Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster victims still awaiting adequate compensation
    24 April, by Fédération Internationales des ligues des droits de l’Homme

    Paris, 23 April 2015 - The Rana Plaza disaster on 24 April 2013 is a chilling example of the labour and human rights violations to which workers at the end of global supply chains are subjected. Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster, victims of this tragedy still await adequate compensation.
    The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a legally-binding agreement created as a consequence of the catastrophe, has brought some improvements on the ground in relation to fire and building safety and labour rights. However, accidents of this kind are still a recurrent problem and (...)


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    Global Business? Global Responsibility!
    21 April, by Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice

    Swiss companies that threaten human rights and the environment through their economic activities abroad must take responsibility. This is the message with which a broad coalition launches the Responsible Business Initiative today in Bern. The initiative seeks to ensure that Swiss companies are compelled to integrate the protection of human rights and the environment in their business practices.
    Catastrophic working conditions in textile factories in Asia or Eastern Europe, abusive child labour in cocoa production in West Africa, toxic emissions in Zambia: Swiss companies are also (...)


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