The European Union should introduce compulsory human rights due diligence for companies to check their supply chains, argues campaign group the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.
A major campaign group has called on Brussels to make mandatory human rights due diligence for corporates part of European Union company law. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) makes the call in a new paper outlining the argument for due diligence, and focuses on reviewing human rights observance in supply chains. In the paper, which reviews the EU's role in observing the UN's Guiding Principle on Business and Human Rights, the ECCJ said: "The protection of human rights from corporate abuse is one of today’s most complex and pivotal challenges. "Complicated corporate structures and relationships make it difficult,