End corporate impunity - Left in Geneva to demand respect for human rights
Ahead of negotiations on the pact, Left MEPs went to Geneva to back calls for the UN binding treaty on transnational companies and human rights.
While there, the MEPs met with members of parliaments from several countries, who are part of the Global Inter-parliamentary Network. In a joint statement, they called on states, regional organisations and the international community to actively participate in the process towards a UN binding treaty that would end corporate impunity.
The Left has been pushing for EU legislation that obliges companies to respect human rights and the environment in the global supply chain. We achieved crucial steps with the corporate due diligence directive, but there is still more to be done globally for strict rules against corporate human rights and environmental abuses.
You can read the full Global Inter-parliamentary Network statement: