Actual legislative projects

A key concern for a number of stakeholders is the introduction of legally binding human rights due diligence. In April 2015, an alliance of 66 civil society organisations launched the Responsible Business Initiative, which would like to see a general human rights due diligence obligation enshrined in law. The popular initiative was submitted on 10 October 2016, and on 1st November 2016 the Federal Chancellery confirmed that it will go forward to a referendum.

Responsible Business Initiative (in German)