Business & Human rights
Violence and insecurity in Central America must be seen as a consequence of deeper, structural problems and not as their cause. Watch this video project by CIDSE, CIFCA and Grupo Sur, addressing some recommendations to the European Union (available in EN-ES-FR)
Letter from the Churches and Mining Network concerning the Shuar Community and the decision of the Ecuadorian Government to close down and dissolve Acción Ecológica. 21 December 2016 (Available in EN and ES)
The Third World Meeting of Popular Movements began November 2 in Rome with a panel that includes the participation of Cardinal Peter Turkson, of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and João Pedro Stédile, the leader of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil.
After a week of activities in Geneva, CIDSE reaffirms its commitment to strengthen international protection of communities from abuses of their human rights by corporations.
CIDSE gathered in Geneva voices from civil society on expectations from the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG).
CIDSE will attend the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), taking place in Geneva from 24-28 October 2016.
Swiss Responsible Business Initiative Press release, 10 October 2016 (available in EN-DE-FR-IT).
“Mining megaprojects don’t solve the economic problems of our countries; on the contrary, they have harmful effects on our people, our communities and the nature.” This is one of the conclusions reached by the participants of the Third meeting of the Churches and Mining Network, held from 2 to 4 September in the Colombian capital, which brought together 50 religious leaders from various countries.
We live in a world where corporations have unprecedented powers. Every day, transnational corporations impact ordinary people - from exploiting workers and destroying the environment, to avoiding taxes and devastating communities through extraction. They do this with almost complete impunity because they have seized unprecedented influence over governments and decision makers.