All European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights articles

  • IKEA

    Large companies in crosshairs early under German Supply Chain Act


    Amazon, IKEA, and Volkswagen were among the companies targeted in the first round of complaints under the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act—an early indication nongovernmental organizations will seek to hold big businesses accountable for alleged human rights violations.

  • Lafarge

    Court rules Lafarge to face crimes against humanity charges


    A French court ruled Lafarge should face charges of complicity in crimes against humanity after its subsidiary allegedly paid up to €13 million (U.S. $14 million) to armed groups—including the Islamic State—to keep its Syrian cement factory running between 2012-14.