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The French law on the duty of vigilance scrutinized by the Courts
Journal Title: GIORNALE DI DIRITTO DEL LAVORO E DI RELAZIONI INDUSTRIALI  
Author/s: Isabelle Daugareilh 
Year:  2021 Issue: 170 Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 159-177 FullText PDF:  256 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GDL2021-170001
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The French law of March 27, 2017 on the duty of vigilance is part of a process of juridifica-tion of Corporate Social Responsibility and accountability of transnational companies that marks a fundamental step in the transformation of a voluntary commitment into a legal obliga-tion. One of the most important challenges in the process of implementing the law precisely concerns the concrete translation of this obligation to prepare a supervisory plan as a simple documentary obligation or as an obligation of reinforced means. This contribution aims to un-derline the tension between the two types of obligation, which is at the origin of the resistance of the companies and of judicial and doctrinal controversies fed by the shortcomings and am-biguities of a very brief legislative text on a new and complex subject, which supposes a completely different exercise from the common reporting obligations, contrary to what the compa-nies to which this discipline must be applied wish.
Keywords: Supervision; French Law; Supervision plan; Ngo; Trade union; State; Company; Nature of obligation; Scope of obligation; Obligation of means; Enhanced obligation of means; Court; Application; Effectiveness.

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Isabelle Daugareilh, The French law on the duty of vigilance scrutinized by the Courts in "GIORNALE DI DIRITTO DEL LAVORO E DI RELAZIONI INDUSTRIALI " 170/2021, pp. 159-177, DOI:10.3280/GDL2021-170001

   

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