Prof. John Ruggie support developments towards Human Rights Due Diligence legislation in Switzerland

Prof. John Ruggie, Shift

23/03/2018

Former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights Prof. John Ruggie has stressed the importance of current parliamentary debates on a Human Rights Due Diligence legislation in Switzerland.

In an opinion piece published on 22 March, the author of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights welcomed the counter-proposal presented by a parliamentary committee to the citizen initiative for a referendum on responsible business companies. The Swiss association of multinational enterprises (GEM) has expressed its support to the counter-proposal, which includes due diligence measures.

The full article can be read in English in the Shift Website.