France: the National Assembly adopted in second reading the legislative proposal on parent company duty of care ("devoir de vigilance").

March 30, 2016


On March 23, 2016 the French National Assembly adopted an innovative Bill on the so-called "duty of care" of corporations, in order to prevent Human Rights violations caused by business activity.


The legislative proposal has been strongly supported by some French NGOs - such as, among others, Sherpa, Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth - and it is part of an emerging commitment of EU countries to promote the implementation of a Human Rights Due Diligence process among their enterprises.


For more information about the French Bill and the NGOs' role in its adoption, click here.




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