Towards EU Legislation on Human Rights Due Diligence: Case Study of the Garment and Textile Sector

38 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017 Last revised: 26 Jun 2017

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Angelica Dziedzic

HEC Paris

Céline Lelièvre

HEC Paris

Jonathan Povilonis

New York University (NYU)

Alberto Alemanno

HEC Paris - Tax & Law

Paige Morrow

ARTICLE 19; University of Kent - Brussels Campus

Date Written: March 29, 2017

Abstract

This study assesses the legal feasibility of a EU instrument that would impose mandatory human rights due diligence (“HRDD”) requirements on companies in the garment and textile sector. The proposal serves as an example of a sector-specific approach to HRDD requirements, and could be modified to develop similar proposals in other sectors. The study also illustrates the differences between a sector-specific and a cross-sectoral approach by highlighting the implications of each in the following areas: legal bases, personal scope, and requirements and enforcement.

Keywords: business and human rights, EU law, corporations, corporate responsibility, human rights due diligence

JEL Classification: F23, G3, G38, K20, L20, L24, M14, O16, 024

Suggested Citation

Dziedzic, Angelica and Lelièvre, Céline and Povilonis, Jonathan and Alemanno, Alberto and Morrow, Paige, Towards EU Legislation on Human Rights Due Diligence: Case Study of the Garment and Textile Sector (March 29, 2017). HEC Paris Research Paper No. LAW-2017-1207. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2976330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2976330

Angelica Dziedzic

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Céline Lelièvre

HEC Paris ( email )

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Jonathan Povilonis

New York University (NYU) ( email )

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Alberto Alemanno

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