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Press release: EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement: Many risks, few benefits

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:25

The EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) could have serious consequences for the country’s already grave human rights situation, warn organisations and networks in the EU, Myanmar and ASEAN (1). The IPA’s risks have been seriously underestimated and its benefits overstated, with dangerous implications for Myanmar’s peace efforts, human rights, and democratic development, according to the report Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (2).

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Joint press release: European Parliament mobilises for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala

Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:27

• 2016 registered 233 human rights defenders assaults and 14 homicides, the majority of those remained unpunished
• The EP reports threats and intimidation campaigns towards court officials
• The EP urges both Guatemalan authorities to comply with their human rights obligations and the Congress to ratify the reform justice proposal.

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Letter to MEPs on vote on regulation standards for the implementation of MiFID II

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:17

The European Parliament is voting today in plenary session on regulation standards for the implementation of the Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). CIDSE is calling on MEPs to either improve or reject the European Commission proposal as it only partly meets the requirement of the European Parliament to terminate scandalous and purely speculative transactions on food and raw materials.

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Joint press release: EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:51

The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations.

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Press release: EU, enable citizens to make change: prioritise sustainable consumption and production!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:30

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s (EC) Communication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action package and ahead of the review of the European Development Consensus, CIDSE and FTAO join their voices to stress on the importance of lifestyles' change to build a sustainable future for Europe and beyond.

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Press release: A new campaign gives voice to citizens to tell EU leaders to “Stand up in favor of an ambitious regulation on conflict minerals”

Monday, 07 March 2016 16:02

One month after the beginning of the Trialogue on conflict minerals (the negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the 28 EU Member States that form the EU Council) CIDSE, EurAc and Commission Justice & Paix launch a campaign to maintain high pressure on EU decision makers.

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Press release: European Parliament’s plenary vote on conflict minerals: A great step forward for the respect of human rights

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:16

"When considering the European Commission's "conflict minerals" proposal in March 2014, today's vote in the European Parliament represents a great victory for communities affected by human rights abuses fueled by natural resource extraction. "

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Video interview with Mgr Ambongo from RDC on conflict minerals

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:21

In a video message Mgr Ambongo summarizes his demands for a better legislation on conflict minerals

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Press release: European Parliament’s upcoming “conflict minerals” vote: a more comprehensive responsible sourcing requirement is needed to meet the demands of 140 Church leaders.

Monday, 04 May 2015 06:58

The regulation as voted by the INTA committee could still allow conflict minerals to enter electronic devices sold in Europe. The plenary vote in May must improve this, says Mgr Ambongo from DRC.

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European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity on conflict minerals

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 15:08

Joint Civil Society Public Statement

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