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Briefing for House of Commons Adjournment Debate on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

This briefing has been prepared for the House of Commons Adjournment Debate on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, 14 December 2016. It calls for companies to be required to conduct due diligence to prevent harm to people and the environment, changes to directors’ duties and corporate liability laws, making it easier to prosecute companies and directors...

Briefing for House of Lords 8 Dec. debate on the case for maintaining the balance between rights and responsibilities in the corporate sector

In 2016, the UK government published a Business and Human Rights Action Plan but the voluntary measures outlined are insufficient to deter and sanction serial corporate offending. The government should now take steps to introduce legislation to prevent and punish corporate malpractice internationally; provide access to remedy for victims who have been subject to corporate...

Briefing for second reading of Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill – 8 July 2016

This briefing has been prepared on behalf of a coalition of human rights, development and anti-slavery civil society organisations that campaigned for the inclusions of the supply chain reporting requirement in the Modern Slavery Act. The Bill offers an important opportunity to enhance the supply chain reporting requirement in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Download the...

Letter to the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and the UK Listing Authority

Letter sent to the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) by over 60 organisations, raising grave concerns related to ongoing illegal deforestation for palm oil and cacao in the Peruvian Amazon by United Cacao Limited SEZC.

Civil society letter to the Member States representatives in COHOM (Working Group on Human Rights of the Council of the EU).

On the 20 April 2016  ECCJ, Amnesty International, CIDSE, FIDH and Friends of the Earth Europe sent a letter to the Member States representatives in COHOM (the permanent Working Group on Human Rights of the Council of the EU) emphasising the importance and urgency of a stronger political action on business and human rights. Download the...

CORE Response to The Non-Financial Reporting Directive consultation

A response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on the Non-Financial Reporting Directive: A call for views on effective reporting alongside proposals to implement EU requirements. Download the report >>