Switzerland: Swiss to vote on companies’ global liability for rights abuses

Swiss voters look set to get the final say on whether Swiss-based companies should be liable for human rights abuses and environmental violations in operations even outside Switzerland.

As consumers care increasingly about whether products they buy harm the environment or exploit child labour, Swiss politicians are under pressure to find an economically viable counterproposal to a far-reaching constitutional amendment put forward by the Responsible Business Initiative campaign.

An opinion poll here showed growing support for the initiative that was launched in 2016 under the Swiss system of direct democracy.

The full original article can be found at reuters.com

(Photo: Sputnik/Alexey Filippov)

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