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Legislation for Mandatory Supply and Value Chain Due Diligence Gaining Momentum in the European Union

European Union - March 26 2021 The European Parliament recently adopted a resolution with recommendations to the European Commission for a directive on mandatory human rights…

Marius Scherb, Christoph H. Seibt, Iris Hammerschmid, Marlen Vesper-Gräske.

Legislative Draft on German Human Rights Supply Chain Duty of Care Act: The new standard for Corporate Human Rights Duties?

Germany - February 22 2021 After several months of intra-governmental discussions, a first official legislative proposal on a Human Rights Supply Chain Duty of Care Act drafted…

Marius Scherb, Christoph H. Seibt, Iris Hammerschmid, Marlen Vesper-Gräske.

Freshfields hosted online panel on International Human Rights Day: “Human rights due diligence - What challenges do global companies have to face?”

Global - January 19 2021 On the International Human Rights Day in December 2020, our German-speaking offices hosted an online panel discussion with key executives from…

Marius Scherb, Christoph H. Seibt, Iris Hammerschmid, Marlen Vesper-Gräske.

Germany takes a step closer to mandatory human rights supply chain due diligence

Germany, OECD - July 15 2020 A position paper on the key elements for a Due Diligence Act (Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz) has recently been leaked in Germany that would require German…

Marius Scherb.

OECD Forum on Responsible Business Conduct Parts II and III - Remedies, resilience and supply chain due diligence

OECD, USA - July 7 2020 The 2020 OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct recently concluded with attention focused on access to remedies and the role of…

Marius Scherb, Katie Schwarzmann, Marlen Vesper-Gräske.