GIN Parliamentarians propose framework legislation on human rights and corporations in Brazil
On Tuesday, March 29th, at 16h30 in Brasília, GIN parliamentarians, together with social movements, launched law project for a framework legislation on human rights and corporations in a press conference at the Brazilian Parliament. The bill establishes public policies to guarantee the fulfillment of human rights for people affected by the operation of companies. GIN EP Miguel Urbán (Anticapitalistas – Spain), who is on a mission in Brazil coordinated by the Brazilian GIN MP Fernanda Melchionna (PSOL-RS), was also present.
The bill 572/22, filed on the National Day of those Affected by Dams, establishes a series of obligations for companies and to the state to respect human rights. It also makes processes of assistance and mitigation of the effects of violations easier. The proposal is complementary to the efforts for the creation of a robust international binding treaty that holds transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations.
Read the bill here (in Brazilian Portuguese)