Do No Harm: The Case for an EU Law to Hold Business Liable for Human Rights Violations and Environmental Harm

23 October 2020

This report tells five stories of how companies based in the EU are implicated in human rights violations and environmental destruction across the world, from South America to sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia.

The cases in this report underline why the EU should urgently bring in mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD), and that such a law must make transnational EU companies liable for the harms committed by their subsidiaries and in their global value chains, and that victims of corporate abuse have access to courts in the home countries of these companies.