Casestudie viser hvordan virksomheder undviger dom for krænkelse af menneskerettigheder

    EU: Ny rapport analyserer, hvordan due diligence kan påvirke tidligere manglende evne til at holde europæiske virksomheder ansvarlige for krænkelser af menneskerettigheder

    Rapport beskriver en række casestudier, hvor EU-baserede virksomheder har været knyttet til virksomhedsmisbrug og miljøskader i deres globale værdikæder og hidtil har formået at undgå ansvar for domstolene

    “What if? Case studies of human rights abuses and environmental harm linked to EU companies, and how EU due diligence laws could help protect people and the planet,” 11 Sep 2020

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    Over the past few decades, some of the EU’s largest and most well-known companies have been involved in appalling human rights abuses and environmental harm in countries across the globe. The companies have failed to address abuses perpetuated by subsidiaries or business partners in their global value chains, over whom they often have considerable control or influence. In many cases, the costs in these global value chains are kept down as a result – directly or indirectly – of those same abuses…

    The uncomfortable truth is that many European companies are linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm throughout their global value chains in the countries where they operate every single day, and they face few or no obstacles…

    This report details a number of case studies where EU-based companies have been linked to corporate abuse and environmental harm in their global value chains and have so far managed to avoid liability before the courts. The companies which are the focus of the case studies in this report were given the right to respond. Where responses were provided, these are summarised in the report. The case studies clearly demonstrate how EU-wide mandatory cross-sectoral human rights and environmental due diligence legislation, with a strong liability and enforcement regime and improved access to remedy rules, would make a difference in these cases.