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24 March 2017

France: Constitutional Council reaches favourable decision on corporate duty of vigilance law

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

"Last hurdle overcome for landmark legislation: French Corporate duty of vigilance law gets green light from Constitutional Council", 24 March 2017...

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9 March 2017
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Author: Germanwatch

Der Bundestag hat am Donnerstag ein Gesetz zur Stärkung der Berichterstattung über nichtfinanzielle Risiken von Unternehmen verabschiedet und setzt damit Vorgaben einer EU-Richtlinie um. Die Entwicklungs- und Umweltorganisation Germanwatch spricht von...

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23 February 2017

FAQs: French corporate duty of vigilance law

Author: European Coalition on Corporate Justice (Belgium)

The question of what should be the legal obligations on business to ensure respect for human rights throughout their activities and business relationships is at the centre of the business and human rights debate.  In the past years, this question has...

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20 February 2017

Report examines proposals for public database on tax contributions of businesses to tackle corporate tax avoidance

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18 February 2017

Telefonica’s transparency report: Co. improves transparency standards, says NGO

Author: AccessNow, Peter Micek

Six years in, transparency reporting has grown up, and it’s about to get schooled. About half of the world’s largest telecoms companies now report on government requests that impact our privacy and free expression, and the practice is steadily growing...

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4 January 2017

France: Draft law on corporate human rights & environmental due diligence in supply chains

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14 December 2016

French Duty of Vigilance Law - English translation

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

...Any company that at the end of two consecutive financial years, employs at least five thousand employees within the company and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, whose head office is located on French territory, or that has at least ten...

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30 November 2016

France: MPs adopt new draft law on human rights due diligence for parent companies

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2 August 2016
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Author: Dr. Thomas Voland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

...Der Referentenentwurf führt zu einer Stärkung der nichtfinanziellen Berichterstattung innerhalb der handelsrechtlichen Pflichtpublizität. Wenngleich diese Entwicklung grundsätzlich zu begrüßen ist, ist der Referentenentwurf in mehrfacher Hinsicht...

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11 July 2016

Human rights law and the obligation of countries to cooperate on tax matters

Author: Aldo Caliari, RightingFinance

When discussing tax policy a common tendency used to be to treat it as an exclusively domestic policy matter, one to which only the prerogatives and obligations of the State where the respective taxes are to be collected are relevant. Reality could be...

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