Corporate accountability Companies operating in the EU should be legally accountable for any harm they cause to people and the environment, anywhere in the world

28 October 2016

The seeds have been sown for an international agreement that could put human rights before corporate interests, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met this week in Geneva to discuss a set of legally-binding rules for transnational corporations in relation to human rights known as "the UN treaty".

13 October 2016

90,000 citizens called on the European Union to support a binding treaty on business and human rights today, and to participate in international discussion on the issue in Geneva on the 24th October.

Multinational companies affect the lives of people and the environment all over the world. In many countries, the victims of the harm they cause do not have access to justice.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe calls on policy-makers in Europe to hold European companies legally accountable for any harm they do around the world, and to participate in the UN process for a binding treaty for businesses in relation to human rights.

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