Business & Human rights

Value of a future UN treaty on businesses and human rights highlighted at EU panel debate

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:26

On March 7th, CIDSE co-organized a high-level panel debate at the European Parliament entitled Business and Human Rights: Role and prospects for the European Union, perspectives from North and South in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP), CIFCA, Entraide et Fraternité, Broederlijk Delen, Wereldsolidariteit/Solidarité Mondiale, Commission Justice & Paix and Red europea de los comités O. Romero.

CIDSE and Iglesias y Mineria bring cry of communities affected by extractives to the Vatican

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:37

On March 2nd, CIDSE President Éamonn Meehan and Secretary General Bernd Nilles joined Fr. Dario Bossi of the Ecumenical network Iglesias y Mineria and Joselma Alves de Oliveira, a resident of the community of Piquiá de Baixo, to meet with Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development at the Vatican.

Citizens' security in Central America

Friday, 13 January 2017 09:26

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)

In Solidarity with the Shuar Community of Ecuador and Acción Ecológica

Monday, 09 January 2017 13:35

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)

Popular Movements will Present Proposals to Generate a New World to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 14:23

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.

Civil society united in moving forward a binding Treaty for businesses and human rights

Monday, 31 October 2016 14:17

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.

Human rights voices from Geneva

Monday, 31 October 2016 10:11

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).

Storify: Stop Corporate Abuse with a Binding Treaty

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:12

Follow the Storify by the Treaty Alliance directly from Geneva

CIDSE’s engagement for human rights in Geneva

Monday, 24 October 2016 09:39

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 quality must include the protection of human rights and the environment

Monday, 10 October 2016 07:51

Swiss Responsible Business Initiative Press release, 10 October 2016 (available in EN-DE-FR-IT).