Human Rights Due Diligence

Unpacking mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence developments in Europe

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:12

What mHRDD means in different legal contexts and how civil society can advocate for it.
Webinar Series organised by ECCJ, Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International and CIDSE.

Vote au parlement français sur le devoir de vigilance des multinationales

Monday, 04 April 2016 15:40

Devoir de vigilance des multinationales : la loi avance. Communiqué de presse conjoint : Amnesty International, Les Amis de la Terre, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Collectif Ethique sur l’Etiquette, Sherpa (Membres du Forum citoyen pour la RSE), la Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la nature et l’Homme, 24 mars 2016.
(See also ECCJ English article below)

International Responsibility in the Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU?

Friday, 06 November 2015 09:10

CIDSE has been involved, in the role of cooperating partner, in the event “International Responsibility in the Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU?”

Deux ans après le drame du Rana Plaza

Monday, 27 April 2015 13:22

N'attendons pas plus longtemps pour adopter définitivement la loi sur le devoir de vigilance.

The Rana Plaza disaster, one year on

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:20

One year ago, one of the most devastating catastrophes in the textile sector happened in Bangladesh. 1134 garment factory workers – mainly young women – died and many more were injured in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka.

"Is access to justice for poor communities really so risky for British business interests?" asks CAFOD

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:49

In 2011 and 2012 the UK Government submitted official briefings to the US Supreme Court in relation to two high profile legal cases alleging corporate involvement in grave human rights abuses in the Niger Delta and Papua New Guinea. These briefings questioned the right of the affected communities to use the US Courts to bring cases against Shell and Rio Tinto respectively.

Mineral sourcing: Will EU law change things for people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Friday, 04 April 2014 15:25

In March, the European Commission proposed legislation that aims to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses. Mgr. Maroy, Archbishop of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), visited Brussels and spoke about whether EU legislation can bring changes for the good of humanity. (Article in EN - FR - DE)

MISEREOR: Concern for weak EU legislative proposal on conflict minerals (DE)

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:55

CIDSE's German member organisation, MISEREOR, is concerned at the weakness of a proposal that EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht is publishing on March 5. The proposal is supposed to reduce trade in conflict minerals, but is too limited in focus. (Full press release in German).

Europe and the sourcing of minerals

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:23




Mobile phones, computers, cars: three everyday products that contain minerals sourced outside Europe. Do consumers know of the links between conflicts and minerals?

Human Rights Due Diligence: Breaking the pattern of business involvement in human rights violations

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:19

In a new report, CIDSE charts out pathways for legislators to ensure corporations respect human rights.

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