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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), 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
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.
• 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.
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?
Report by the Third International Mission 2015
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.
CIDSE believes that climate change is not only an environmental problem, but also a developmental emergency directly affecting people; especially the most vulnerable ones.
Three video interviews with representatives from civil society in Latin America
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.
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).