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Call for an EU collective redress mechanism to protect all fundamental rights, not only for consumers

CORE has signed a joint statement calling for an EU wide collective redress mechanism for victims of corporate harm. The statement is also signed by ECCJ, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Health and Environment Advocates, European Environmental Bureau, Birdlife, ClientEath and the International Federation for Human Rights. Read the Joint Statement »

New economic crime centre is welcome but fails to address glaring holes

CORE, alongside Traidcraft Exchange, Global Witness, and Corruption Watch have written to the Guardian in response to the Home Office’s announcement on a new economic crime centre. Read the letter »

UK corporate liability regime ‘not fit for purpose in the 21st century’

Criminal law reform is needed if Theresa May is to deliver on her ambition of getting tough on irresponsible behaviour in big business, a group of NGOs have said ahead of a House of Lords debate tomorrow (9 March).

UK Modern Slavery Act: First 75 company reports

There has been a welcome flurry of early compliance reports from companies in anticipation of the first reporting deadline under the UK Modern Slavery Act. However, according to corporate accountability groups the CORE Coalition and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, the majority of these early company statements on modern slavery in supply chains appear...

CORE and Leigh Day welcome jail sentence for first modern slavery offences, but still no prosecution in case of ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’?

A corporate accountability group has welcomed news that for the first time, a British businessman has been prosecuted and sentenced for human trafficking offences, but questions why there has been no prosecution in a similar case involving a company described as the ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’. Download the report »

Modern slavery: government must ensure that new measures shine a light into company supply chain practices

CORE welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that companies with a turnover of more than £36 million will be required to report on slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains from October. Companies should be guided to report on what they are doing to address the risks of slavery in their supply...