Session recorded on June 30th, 2020
Business & Human Rights : what to expect from a EU directive on mandatory Human Rights due diligence by 2021?
For the past 10 years, companies have been exploring and applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Echoing multiple national regulatory initiatives in California, France, UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan notably, the European Commission announced it would implement a directive on mandatory human rights due diligence by 2021. What is the business feedback to date? How would a European directive enforce respect for Human Rights across supply chains beyond what is already in place? How might the Covid-19 pandemic impact its application?