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23 November 2020

LexCast: The Responsible Business Initiative - a Change-Maker?

On 29 November 2020 the Swiss people will vote on the Responsible Business Initiative. The Initiative proposes a due diligence obligation for Swiss-based multinational companies as well as a liability provision to hold them accountable for human and environmental rights violations abroad.

Listen to our LexCast by our associates Tomás Navarro Blakemore and Xenia Rivkin who have analysed in more detail the aspects of due diligence and liability.

The present LexCast is part of FRORIEP's series on the Responsible Business Initiative.

Want to learn more? Read our two dedicated blogs regarding the due diligence and regarding the liability provision

 

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