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Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: options of monitoring, enforcing and remedy under the future EU legislation

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: options of monitoring, enforcing and remedy under the future EU legislation

Martin-Ortega, Olga ORCID: 0000-0002-1779-0120 and Methven O'Brien, Claire (2020) Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: options of monitoring, enforcing and remedy under the future EU legislation. European Journal of International Law, EJIL:Tallk!.

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Abstract

In 2020 the EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders expressed a commitment to legislate mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence obligations for EU companies. This commitment in turn flows from the EU and member states’ support for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) which call for all businesses to undertake due diligence to operationalise their corporate responsibility to respect human rights – as well as for states to adopt a ‘smart mix’ of legislative and other regulatory measures ‘to prevent, investigate, punish and redress’ business-related human rights abuses.

In a recent Expert Briefing for the European Parliament, we considered how compliance with EU due diligence legislation should be monitored and enforced, and how it could enhance access to remedy for victims of corporate human rights abuses. This post presents our analysis and key findings.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: mandatory human rights due diligence; European Parliament
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 01:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31093

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