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BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting binding laws which would make EU companies held accountable for environmental and human rights transgressions in supply chains. The proposed due diligence laws, around which legislative proposals will be drawn up later this year, would also guarantee victims access to legal remedy – giving victims of human rights violations the right to take EU companies to court.

As part of their discussions on the issue, MEPs also asked the Commission to thoroughly review whether companies based in Xinjiang exporting to the EU are involved in human rights breaches.

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