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(12/07/2017) Getting Non-Financial Reporting Right: EU Commission Guidelines Clarify ... 12/07/2017 - The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), the WWF European Policy Office and Amnesty International welcome the European Commission’s Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting (NFR). The Guidelines are, despite some shortcomings, a valuable guide to EU companies on complying with both the spirit and letter of the new EU legislation on disclosure of non-financial information. The EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting, which Member States had to transpose by the end of 2016, requires certain EU companies to disclose information on their impact on society, human rights, environment and other areas. (13/06/2016) Open letter from civil society organisations calling on EU to require EU ... 13/06/2016 - 130 civil society organisations have called on the European Union not to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict minerals trade. (18/05/2016) NGOs welcome support of European Parliamentarians for duty of care ... 18/05/2016 - Amnesty International, European Coalition for Corporate Justice and CIDSE all welcome how eight national parliaments launched a “green card” initiative at European Union (EU) level today, to ensure corporate accountability for human rights abuses. (18/04/2016) Dutch EU Presidency: Mid-term report card 18/04/2016 - Halfway through its term, how has the Dutch EU Presidency done in defending human rights within the EU? Amnesty International's new report card takes a look. (14/04/2015) European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity ... 14/04/2015 - Today (14 April) the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wasted a ground-breaking opportunity to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. The Committee voted in favour of a weak and ineffective law that, if passed, would undermine global attempts to clean up the trade. (10/03/2015) European Parliament’s Development Committee sends strong signal on ... 10/03/2015 - Last night the European Parliament’s Development Committee has voted, with a significant majority, for mandatory conflict minerals regulation in the EU. Justice et Paix, Global Witness and Amnesty International welcome this strong political signal. (20/02/2015) Joint civil society statement in response to European Parliament report ... 20/02/2015 - Weeks before the European Parliament votes on a law to address the trade in conflict minerals, its International Trade Committee has just published a report that threatens to undermine attempts to clean up the trade. (06/05/2014) Public statement on EU Directive on the disclosure of non-financial ... 06/05/2014 -

New Directive marks important step towards ensuring EU companies "know and show" respect
for human rights, but member states still need to demonstrate true commitment to business
and human rights protections