Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse
Activists in Nigeria carry a banner to protest against Shell

Calling on Shell to own up, pay up and clean up the Niger Delta. © Amnesty International

Due Diligence Law

In 2019 we joined more than 20 of our partner organisations to call for a UK law to require companies to undertake ‘human rights and environmental due diligence’ across their supply chains and hold them liable – under a ‘failure to prevent’ model – when they fail to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harms.

 

Campaign resources

Parliamentary Briefing: A Corporate Duty to Prevent Negative Human Rights and Environmental Impacts

This briefing for MPs and Peers outlines the urgent need for a new law to hold companies to account when they fail to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harms.

A new law to prevent abuse: campaign statement

CORE and more than 20 partner organisations call for a new law to require companies and investors to take action to prevent human rights abuses, worker exploitation and environmental harm in their global operations and and supply chains.

Reports

Debating mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence legislation: A Reality Check

This document aims to counter flawed or inaccurate claims regarding the introduction of mandatory due diligence legislation with liability for companies - and to prevent them from dominating the public and political debate.

Evidence for mandatory HRDD legislation

In the past years, several European countries, as well as the EU, have adopted or started to consider legislation that embeds elements of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) into law.

A UK Failure to Prevent Mechanism for Corporate Human Rights Harms

This report by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law considers whether and how the legal elements of section 7 of the Bribery Act could be transposed into a failure to prevent human rights harms.

News and analysis

Mandatory human rights due diligence: an issue whose time has come

In April this year, 25 civil society organisations launched a campaign for a new law to make UK companies more accountable for human rights abuses and environmental abuses in their global operations and supply chains. The good news is that there is growing momentum worldwide for similar legislation.