Joint civil society statement on delay to SCG initiative

Joint statement on delay to EC’s Sustainable Corporate Governance initiativeWednesday 15 December The EU’s legislative proposal for a Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative, including mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence for EU businesses across their global value chains, and improved corporate accountability, was again expected this month – and was again delayed. With no clear

President von der Leyen reply to MEPs on Access to Justice

President Ursula von der Leyen replied on the 20th December 2021 to the MEPs on the importance of access to justice in the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative. Dear Honourable Member, I would like to thank you and the co-signatories for your letter in which you highlight, on behalf of the Parliament’s Responsible Business Conduct

MEP letter to President von der Leyen, Commissioners Reynders and Breton on Access to Justice for BHR victims

The undersigned Members of the European Parliament have today, 27th October 2021, sent a letter to President von der Leyen, Commissioner Reynders and Commissioner Breton on the need to ensure in the framework of the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance legislative proposal that victims of corporate human rights violations have access to justice.

ECCJ report: Suing Goliath – barriers to victims of BHR abuses to accessing justice

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) has released a report that looks at 22 recent major civil cases against EU companies. Through these cases the report identifies serious and systemic barriers to justice, which prevent victims of business-related abuses from accessing judicial remedy. Even where accountability standards can hold corporations liable, claimants often face