Summary of developments:
- Luxembourg Due Diligence Initiative (“Initiative pour un devoir de vigilance au Luxembourg”) campaign proposes human rights due diligence legislation to cover all companies headquatered in Luxemburg.
The initiative brings together 13 associations and organisations from Luxembourg society to push for a law to force multinational firms located in Luxembourg to protect, respect and repair any damage to human rights or the environment caused by them anywhere in the world. The united front wants legislation to implement compulsory due diligence for multinationals in Luxembourg, to ensure they respect human rights, adhere to working standards and environmental regulations throughout the supply chains of their subsidiaries. The proposal includes a supervisory body with the power to sanction, as well as access to remedy mechanism for victims of corporate human rights violations. The platform is currently comprised of ASTM, Caritas, Cercle de Coopération, CPJPO, Justice et Pax Luxembourg, etika, Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg, Frères des homme, Greenpeace Luxembourg, OGBL, OGBL solidarité Syndicale, Partage.lu and SOS Faim. It has submitted its proposals to political parties and requested they be integrated into their electoral programmes.