The EU is a major actor in global trade and carries a legal obligation to protect and respect human rights in its trade & investment policies. Ensuring that the EU respects this obligation and conducts human rights impact assessment during its trade agreements negotiations to that end is one of FIDH’s key priorities. We call upon the EU and its Member States to establish an efficient regulatory framework ensuring that European companies respect human rights in their activities abroad, both directly and through their business relationships. FIDH monitors and documents the EU’s trade & investment policies, using all advocacy tools at its disposal to help the EU improve its policies and tools to ensure the protection of human rights from corporate abuse, ensure accountability and effective remedy when abuse occurs.
See our work on Human Rights Impacts Assessments