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Company legal rights or human legal rights? Swiss vote shines spotlight on companies

ZURICH (Reuters) – A billboard of a runny-nosed, dour-faced girl framed by Glencore’s sprawling zinc mine in Peru greets commuters at Zurich’s major educate station with an ominous slogan: “Water contaminated. Baby poisoned. Commodities business liable.”

A banner looking through: “Accountable Small business Initiative – Of course on November 29” is observed beside a highway around Stallikon, Switzerland November 23, 2020. Photo taken November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

As the only big mining business based mostly in Switzerland, Glencore has turn out to be the unwilling poster youngster of a marketing campaign to alter the structure so Swiss corporations are liable at household for human rights abuses or environmental hurt they induce abroad.

Voters will now choose in a referendum on Sunday in between the new proposals and a milder authorities model that would force corporations to action up checks on their abroad operations and offer