Justice

Biznes i prawa człowieka

Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    6
    October
    2020
    Business activity affects not just customers, employees, and
    contractors along supply chains, but often entire communities and
    the environment. This makes it vital that every business complies
    with human rights.
    This comparative report looks at the realities victims face when they
    seek redress for business-related human rights abuses. It presents
    the findings of fieldwork research on the views of professionals
    regarding the different ways people can pursue complaints. The
    findings highlight that obstacles to achieving justice are often multilayered.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    5
    August
    2015
    This report seeks to demonstrate that the fulfilment of fundamental rights can help to improve the situation and achieve the strategic goals set out in the Europe 2020 growth strategy, which aims to establish a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
  • Opinion
    10
    April
    2017
    The Council of the EU requested this FRA Opinion in its Conclusions on business and human rights. The expert opinion sought from FRA was to look at “possible avenues to lower barriers for access to remedy at the EU level” – the third of three pillars of the UN Guiding
    Principles.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    5
    September
    2018
    Severe labour exploitation is widespread across the European Union. While workplace inspections can help counter this phenomenon, they need to be strengthened to do so effectively. Based on interviews and focus group discussions with almost 240 exploited workers active in diverse economic sectors, this report provides important evidence on how unscrupulous employers manipulate and undermine inspections, and on what can be done to counteract such efforts.
Products
24
June
2021
The Employers Sanctions Directive was primarily enacted to dissuade
employers from recruiting migrants in an irregular situation, but it
also contains provisions to protect workers. It facilitates access to
justice for exploited workers and sets out workers’ rights to claim
back payment of outstanding wages. The directive also contains
provisions to enhance the effectiveness of labour inspections.
This report describes how the 25 Member States bound by the
directive have been implementing its protective provisions, focusing
on the impact these provisions have on migrant workers in an
irregular situation who are victims of exploitation and other labour
law violations.
6
October
2020
Business activity affects not just customers, employees, and
contractors along supply chains, but often entire communities and
the environment. This makes it vital that every business complies
with human rights.
This comparative report looks at the realities victims face when they
seek redress for business-related human rights abuses. It presents
the findings of fieldwork research on the views of professionals
regarding the different ways people can pursue complaints. The
findings highlight that obstacles to achieving justice are often multilayered.
2
December
2019
Growing global efforts to encourage responsible business conduct that respects human rights include steps to ensure access to effective remedies when breaches occur. In 2017, the European Commission asked the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to collect evidence on such access in the EU Member States, with the ultimate goal of identifying the EU actions most needed in this field. FRA’s resulting research involved two phases: desk research on different incidents of abuse; and interview-based fieldwork on professionals’ views on the availability and effectiveness of different complaint avenues.
5
September
2018
Severe labour exploitation is widespread across the European Union. While workplace inspections can help counter this phenomenon, they need to be strengthened to do so effectively. Based on interviews and focus group discussions with almost 240 exploited workers active in diverse economic sectors, this report provides important evidence on how unscrupulous employers manipulate and undermine inspections, and on what can be done to counteract such efforts.
6
September
2018
Workers are being severely exploited for their labour across the EU, and
inspections are not effective at stopping this reality. Based on interviews with
almost 240 workers – including non-EU citizens who came to the EU and
EU nationals who moved to another EU country to work – a new FRA report
outlines the problem and identifies ways to bolster inspections.
10
April
2017
The Council of the EU requested this FRA Opinion in its Conclusions on business and human rights. The expert opinion sought from FRA was to look at “possible avenues to lower barriers for access to remedy at the EU level” – the third of three pillars of the UN Guiding
Principles.
The freedom to conduct a business, one of the lesser-known rights of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, can help boost growth and jobs across the EU.
5
August
2015
This report seeks to demonstrate that the fulfilment of fundamental rights can help to improve the situation and achieve the strategic goals set out in the Europe 2020 growth strategy, which aims to establish a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.