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Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill [HL]

Volume 834: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2023

First Reading

A Bill to place a duty on commercial organisations and public authorities to prevent human rights and environmental harms, including an obligation to conduct and publish human rights and environmental due diligence assessments on their own operations, subsidiaries, and value chains; to make provision for civil liability, penalties, and a criminal offence for failures to comply with the duty; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Baroness Young of Hornsey, read a first time and ordered to be printed.