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
Date Written: March 29, 2017
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
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