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CIDSE in Geneva for the start of negotiations on a treaty to ensure businesses respect human rights

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:19

CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE will attend the third 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 23 to 27 October 2017. This will be a decisive week for the UN Treaty: follow CIDSE on Facebook and Twitter for updates from Geneva, stay informed and engage with us!

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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.

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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).

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Statement by CIDSE and allies at the IGWG

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:50

Oral statement By CIDSE (International family of Catholic social justice organisations), FIDH (International Federation for Human rights),FoEE (Friends of the Earth Europe), IBFAN-GIFA (International Baby-Food Action Network) SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) at the Open-ended Inter-Governmental Working Group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

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Storify: Stop Corporate Abuse with a Binding Treaty

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:12

Follow the Storify by the Treaty Alliance directly from Geneva

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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.

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Challenging and rethinking mineral extraction in the Philippines and beyond

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:08

Representatives from two Filipino NGOs point out the main issues related to the current extractivist model in their country. Instead of the benefits promised by companies, they see that local populations suffer from environmental degradation and deteriorated living conditions. People are organizing to defend their rights and build alternatives to large-scale mining.

Options for shaping the UN Treaty on businesses and human rights

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:22

In May, CIDSE held a legal seminar on the Treaty in Brussels.

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European Development Days: A reflection of the ratios

Monday, 20 June 2016 10:51

Together with some colleagues of Broederlijk Delen I took part in the European Development Days on June 15th. A conference organized by the European Commission on development and sustainability. This year the event happened in Tour & Taxis, Brussels, with lectures, workshops and information stands of dozens of organizations.

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Corporate impunity and lack of access to justice in Colombia: How a UN Treaty could help

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:39

In a video interview Elisabet Pèriz from Tierra Digna illustrates some of the issues connected to transnational corporations and the violations of human rights in Colombia.

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