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    TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for Human Rights
    16 July, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice, FIDH, Friends of the Earth Europe

    > Human rights violations by companies happen on a daily basis and all too often go unpunished. Last week, discussions took place at the UN in Geneva to introduce international regulation holding businesses accountable for the damage they cause, and provide affected communities with access to justice. While the EU chose not to participate in these discussions, it has however engaged in another round of TTIP negotiations, closing this Friday. We are left questioning who the EU is really standing up for, its citizens or corporate profit?
    Despite public opposition - an online anti-TTIP (...)


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    Business and Human Rights - Coherent action at national, regional and international levels is needed
    3 July, by European Coalition for Corporate Justice

    • A striking global imbalance can be observed between the amount of power and influence corporations exercise and international regulations on corporate liability for human rights violations.
    • Human rights due diligence needs to become a priority for companies operating inside and outside the EU
    • European States and the European Union must engage in a constructive and open way in the HRC Open Ended Working Group to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business (...)


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