As the US government continues to carry out consultations to shape its National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct, RightingFinance, Friends of the Earth and Global Witness submitted a joint input calling for measures to improve human rights accountability of financial firms.
The submission calls for disclosure and risk prevention for investments in land and infrastructure, a review of investment treaty clause that allow companies to sue governments attempting to implement human rights obligations and measures to prevent companies’ tax evasion.
RightingFinance is a consortium of human rights and gender organizations that Center of Concern coordinates. The input was delivered at a consultation held by International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and others to communicate views of different interested parties to the US Administration. (Photo credit: Juliette Martin-Prével)