Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

Briefing

Joint NGO Briefing: Due Diligence in Schedule 16 of the UK Environment Bill

Schedule 16 in the UK’s Environment Bill seeks to tackle the UK’s contribution to global deforestation. The proposal establishes a legal framework to address the environmental footprint of the UK’s consumption of forest risk commodities by placing a due diligence requirement on companies. Given the prevalence of human rights impacts and risks associated with forest...

Joint civil society response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report: ‘Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang and UK value chains.’

Current law and policy – including the Modern Slavery Act – have proved wholly inadequate to both prevent UK companies from contributing to human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or to compel companies to address human rights abuses in their broader supply chains.

Submission to UNGPs 10+ / Next Decade BHR project

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is undertaking a new project to chart a course for a decade of action on business and human rights - read our submission to the call for inputs.

Submission to Justice Committee inquiry into the future of legal aid

This submission focuses on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LAPSO) Act on access to remedy in the context of international abuses of human rights by UK multinational corporations.

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.