European Council
Council of the European Union

Council conclusions on business and human rights

Council of the EU
  • 20/06/2016
  • 11:00
  • Press release
  • 359/16
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
20/06/2016

The Council adopted conclusions on business and human rights on the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN guiding principles on business and human rights (UNGPs), the main comprehensive framework providing the international community with the tools to address human rights violations by business.

The Council reaffirmed the EU strong and active engagement to prevent abuses and ensure remedy worldwide, and to ensure the UNGPs' implementation.

Read the full text of the Council conclusions on business and human rights