place a duty on commercial organisations and public authorities to prevent human rights and environmental harms, including an obligation to conduct and publish human rights and environmental due diligence assessments on their own operations, subsidiaries, and value chains; to make provision for civil liability, penalties, and a criminal offence for failures to comply with the duty; and for connected purposes.
The Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill [HL] is a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness Young of Hornsey.Is this Bill currently before Parliament?
Yes. This Bill was introduced on 28 November 2023 and is currently before Parliament.Whose idea is this Bill?
As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness Young of Hornsey), not the Government.What type of Bill is this?
Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.So is this going to become a law?
Lords PMBs are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.Would you like to know more?
Bill Progession through Parliament