Hearing the human

hearing the human

It makes the case that genuine due diligence depends on meaningful stakeholder engagement, which in turn must address retaliation risks and attacks on rights-holders and HRDs, as well as limitations to their civic freedoms. The goal of this briefing is to push for inclusion of this angle in the legislative text on EU’s Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative, including mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD), to be adopted by the EU later in 2021. This policy brief is a result of a partnership of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Front Line Defenders, Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) & Proyecto de Derechos Económicos Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), with input from Global Witness, Natural Justice and CEMSOJ, and the support of the ALLIED coalition, Ford and GIZ.