Displaying items by tag: human rights

Environmental defenders at risk

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:55

An interview with Father Rodrigo Peret from Franciscans International, member of Iglesias & Mineria network and of People’s Dialogue, about his recent arrest in Zimbabwe and the threats that environmental defenders face globally.

Xolobeni Community and the Struggle for Consent

Monday, 27 November 2017 09:37

“We believe that we know who we are because of the land. We believe that once you have lost the land, you have lost your identity,” says community activist Nonhle Mbutuma, a founding member of the Amadiba Crisis Committee and resident of Xolobeni. “We also believe that it is our right to live in a healthy environment (...). To make all these things happen, we believe that women must be a part of decision making. There should be no discrimination in terms of gender. If we do that, we are going to build a healthy nation.”

Published in Gender Equality Blog

Extractive industries and human rights in Latin America

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:21

Looking back at the panel discussion “Extractives in Latin America: grassroots and international community responses”

Press release: Two years after Mariana dam burst: Global action needed to prevent similar disasters

Friday, 03 November 2017 08:57

Last week (23-27 October 2017), the first negotiations towards a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights took place in Geneva. Momentum is growing, but more efforts are needed to put into place the necessary framework to stop corporate impunity and provide access to justice for victims of human rights abuses.

Published in Newsroom

Samarco’s mining dam burst at Mariana: why we need a UN treaty

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:29

This dossier, with text, video footage and pictures offers a striking look back at a disaster that resulted in the death of nearly 20 people, the destruction of entire villages and the contamination of two major rivers.

Tax justice: A powerful means to address inequality

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:26

Tax is considered a complex topic, but it affects us all. Tax as a source of government revenue is a powerful means to address inequality and to tackle world poverty.

Published in Gender Equality Blog

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!

Published in B&HR Frameworks

Extractives in Latin America: which responses at the grassroots, EU & international levels?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:11

Invitation to Panel Discussion organised by Pax Christi International, CIDSE and COMECE. Brussels, 31 October 2017, 10.00 - 12.00

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).

Published in Newsroom

Entire Palestinian community lives under daily threat of forcible transfer

Monday, 25 September 2017 12:33

The Israeli Civil Administration has signalled advancements to forcibly transfer the entire Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar, located in the central West Bank, east of Jerusalem. The forcible transfer of the village would constitute a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention and it would set a precedent to dozens of other Palestinian communities facing similar risks.

Published in Palestine/Israel