abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

22 Dec 2019

Phil Bloomer, BHRRC, and Dr Bärbel Kofler, German Federal Human Rights Commissioner

2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

EU Reporter

This blog is part of a series 'Towards Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence'.

“The market economy and human rights are the shared values of the European Union” said Timo Harakka, Finland’s Minister of Employment, at the Finnish EU Presidency’s Conference on 2nd December 2019.

Yet Business as usual has led us to the impasse we are now in: where climate change and chauvinist nationalisms, helped by collapse of public trust in global markets, are not just ‘unsustainable’ but present an existential threat to our planet and our most dearly-held values. The urgent challenge now is the reform of Europe’s market economy to deliver human rights at home and throughout our global supply chains, and in the face of one of the greatest threats to human rights – rapid climate breakdown.

Read the rest at EU Reporter

Towards Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence


Has Sweden lost its way on human rights?

Louise Lindfors - Afrikagrupperna, Sofia Hedström - Friends of the Earth Sweden, Sanna Ström - FIAN Sweden 28 Oct 2021


Aportes de la sentencia de la Corte IDH en el caso de Buzos Miskitos

Lucas M. Mantelli, Coordinador jurídico para la oficina de Mesoamérica y México del Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional (CEJIL) 28 Oct 2021


Is ESG a matter of risk for business or for people and planet?

Mauricio Lazala Johannes Blankenbach 19 Oct 2021

View Full Series