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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 launches new study on trade & investment and the UN Treaty on Businesses & Human Rights with panel debate at EU Parliament

Monday, 06 March 2017 07:47

Today, CIDSE is releasing a new study by Dr. Markus Krajewski of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg that examines how a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights could address potential conflicts between trade and human rights, and that provides model clauses that would help ensure that the protection of human rights is strengthened in the context of trade and investment agreements.

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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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Climate Justice and Human Rights: Maximu Ba Tiul – Guatemala

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:53

While countries struggle to mitigate the effects of climate change, existing efforts like carbon trading and the development of ‘clean’energy infrastructure projects in many developing countries have proven to be insufficient and often contradictory to human rights standards. How to mitigate climate change without generating human rights abuses?

Published in COP 21 Paris

The right to adequate food and nutrition and the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala

Thursday, 22 October 2015 14:58

Report by the Third International Mission 2015

Press release: presentation of report on the 3rd International Mission to Guatemala

Thursday, 22 October 2015 14:52

Organizations, networks and social movements publish the long-awaited report on the 3rd International Mission on the Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition in Guatemala, while also addressing the status of human rights defenders in the country. This report proposes a set of recommendations to tackle the structural causes of hunger in Guatemala.

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Stories for climate justice

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:16

CIDSE believes that climate change is not only an environmental problem, but also a developmental emergency directly affecting people; especially the most vulnerable ones.

Published in COP 21 Paris

Rethinking EU and Latin America relations: three videos

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:28

Three video interviews with representatives from civil society in Latin America

Published in Rethinking development

Gender equality still far from being achieved

Friday, 06 March 2015 15:08

On the occasion of International Women's day, it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on the critical need for the issue of gender equality to be given priority attention in all spheres, the political, social and economic.

Published in Rethinking development

Second international Fact-Finding Mission: The Right to Food in Guatemala

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:02

On November 24, 2014, the second international mission on the right to food in Guatemala was launched. The international members of this mission are: APRODEV, CIFCA, CIDSE, TRUST, VIA FARMER and REL-UITA. CIDSE is represented by its member organizations Broederlijk Delen (Belgium) and Trócaire (Ireland).

Published in Food governance