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Business and Human Rights.  How does the UK measure up?

On 9th June, Jennifer Zerk (representing the CORE Coalition), Peter Frankental of Amnesty UK, Richard Meeran of Leigh Day & Co and Emily Armistead of Actionaid gave evidence to the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into business and human rights.  Topics covered included:-

  • gaps in current UK government policy and strategy;
  • problems faced by litigants against companies in human rights-related cases;
  • the extent to which the UK could regulate to help prevent human rights abuses abroad; and
  • the CORE Coalition's proposal for a new UK Commission on Business, Human Rights and the Environment.

You can view the proceedings via this link.

For further information about the Joint Committee's inquiry, visit the site below.




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