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Some businesses are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental damage. From violent land grabs and child labour, to the dumping of toxic waste, they are acting with impunity. At the same time, those who resist are locked up, attacked, and killed.
Ireland can and must hold businesses to account.
We are calling on the Irish Government to introduce corporate accountability legislation.
Legislation that would make it a legal requirement for businesses operating in Ireland, to identify and prevent human rights abuses and environmental damage occurring in their operations, anywhere in the world. This legislation would also make companies liable for any harm done to communities affected by their activities.
Many of the most high profile corporate offenders are based in the world’s largest economies. But some businesses operating in Ireland are also complicit in abuse around the globe.
You can change this.
Join our campaign calling for Irish legislation to stop corporate abuse of human rights and the environment.
We will send you information on this campaign and keep you up to date with ways to take action in support of corporate accountability legislation.
Trócaire is a member of the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights. For more information on the coalition, and to read case-studies of Irish companies complicit in human rights abuses, click here.