MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “It is completely irresponsible that the Federal Government fails to think together the UN Agreement on Business and Human Rights, which is binding under international law, and the German Supply Chain Act. While the UN agreement provides environmental standards for companies, for example, the supply chain law does not want to. This is a legal pile-up with an announcement. The Federal Government must initiate a supply chain law that is watertight under international law and actively shape the negotiations of the UN Agreement, ”explains Michel Brandt, chairman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, at the start of negotiations on the United Nations’ Agreement on Business and Human Rights on October 26th in Geneva. Brandt continues: “Instead, Germany is watching from the shoulder in Geneva and hiding behind the EU, which itself does not yet have a negotiating mandate for the UN agreement. The German EU Council Presidency could easily have insisted on a negotiating mandate if it had been politically wanted. Thanks to the anti-human rights blockade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and other economic forces within the federal government, this is unthinkable. DIE LINKE fights in Germany, EU-wide and internationally for extensive social, ecological and human rights due diligence obligations for all companies along the entire supply chain as well as for far-reaching rights of action for victims of corporate crimes. “
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