mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD)

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mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD)

We’ll need more than disclosure to stop worker abuse in supply chains

Governments in Europe are legally requiring businesses to respect human rights in their supply chains. Instead of following their lead, Canada is expected to adopt a law that will merely require companies to say what they're doing, if anything, to reduce the risk that they're sourcing goods produced by forced labour.

Submission to Parliament on modern slavery corporate reporting legislation

Above Ground has submitted the following brief to the parliamentary committee studying Bill S-211, which would require companies to report on the steps they're taking, if any, to address the risk of forced labour and child labour in their supply chains.

As yet another Canadian mining giant faces human rights lawsuit, advocates call on Ottawa to act

Social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario Court.

Progress on the pathway to mandatory human rights due diligence in Canada

Broad support is building for due diligence legislation in Canada, placing the topic firmly within policy debates on Parliament Hill. Tomorrow human rights defenders from the Global South will remind us why such a law is urgently needed.