Nicholas and Tom respond to the Court of Justice of the EU's landmark ruling in the joined...
'in meeting their duty to protect, States should … Enforce laws that are aimed at, or have the effect of, requiring business enterprises to respect human rights, and periodically to assess the adequacy of such laws and address any gaps…' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 2011
'human rights due diligence is related to corporate good governance. For many businesses due diligence, in relation to modern slavery, is likely to form part of a wider framework around ethical trade, corporate social responsibility and human rights' Government guidance for the Modern Slavery Act 2015
'fight impunity for corporate crimes by investigating and prosecuting offences' The Corporate Crimes Principles 2016