Human rights are universal. Nevertheless, in particular with regard to global entrepreneurial activities, they are being violated time and again, especially in countries belonging to the global South. Yet, in practice it is often not possible to hold parent companies liable for human rights violations and environmental damage. Hence, since 2014 negotiations on a binding agreement, which shall impose due diligence in view of adhering to human rights, have been going on in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. For this purpose, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK Europa), the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) invited to a discussion on 24 September to debate the issue of how human rights may be protected more effectively.