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Global Human Rights Clinic

2016

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Comments On The Reporting Requirements On Responsible Investment In Burma, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic Jan 2016

Comments On The Reporting Requirements On Responsible Investment In Burma, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic

Global Human Rights Clinic

We believe the State Department’s Reporting Requirements are critical to monitoring and reducing U.S. involvement in human rights violations in Burma. However, we are concerned that these Requirements have fallen short of effectively meeting these goals. Many U.S. corporate investors are failing to comply with the Requirements and their stated objectives, some key investors declining to submit reports at all. The Requirements themselves are too vague, lacking clarity as to the information they seek, and too narrow, seemingly excluding pertinent areas of investor activities. Thus, even when investors do technically comply, their reports rarely yield useful information. In light of …