Human Rights Due Diligence
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.
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)
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?”
N'attendons pas plus longtemps pour adopter définitivement la loi sur le devoir de vigilance.
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
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.
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)
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).
Mobile phones, computers, cars: three everyday products that contain minerals sourced outside Europe. Do consumers know of the links between conflicts and minerals?
In a new report, CIDSE charts out pathways for legislators to ensure corporations respect human rights.