EU Council calls for EU mandatory human rights due diligence

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Support is growing for mandatory rules to keep corporations accountable for human rights & environmental rights violations. EU leaders have called on the Commission for an EU law on mandatory corporate due diligence legislation and the Council asked the Commission to launch an EU Action Plan that is focusing on shaping global supply chains sustainably, promoting human rights, social and environmental due diligence standards and transparency by 2021. This legislation should include provisions for access to remedy for adverse human rights impacts along global supply chains, in order to allow victims of abuse access to justice.