Strong commitments on business and human rights must translate into meaningful action

01/07/2016 – Amnesty International welcomes the Council Conclusions on Business and Human Rights adopted by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 20 June 2016. In particular, the organisation welcomes the emphasis placed on the need to ensure corporate respect for human rights and human rights due diligence, access to remedy, business transparency and support to human rights defenders. To be meaningful, the Council’s calls and recommendations must now be translated into immediate and concrete action that seeks to address gaps in corporate accountability for human rights abuses and access to remedy.