Public Prosecutor’s Office receives suggestions on tools for holding companies accountable
The process of regulating the two main instruments of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for holding companies accountable when they violate human rights – the “Conduct Adjustment Agreements” and Recommendations – has now received contributions from civil society. The proposed resolutions that will serve as the basis for using these instruments have been pending in the CNMP (National Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office) since last year.
Conectas, JusDh (Justice and Human Rights Articulation), Ação Educativa, ACT (Alliance for Tobacco Control), Ceert (Center for Studies on Labor Relations and Inequalities), Alana Institute, Idec (Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense), Isa (Socioambiental Institute) and Terra de Direitos presented 12 suggestions, split up into 3 key topics: transparency, oversight and participation.
They include the creation of mechanisms for the social control of the Conduct Adjustment Agreements and Recommendations, and the preparation of an index for evaluating compliance by companies. The organizations also asked the Council to remain open to other civil society proposals and to actively publish all the contributions on its website.
Click here to read the full document submitted to the CNMP by the organizations.