Displaying items by tag: human rights

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

Being a woman human rights defender in South Sudan

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:13

Rita Lopidia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Eve Organization for Women Development, a long-standing partner of Cordaid, CIDSE’s member organisation in the Netherlands.

Published in Gender Equality Blog

Pope Francis’s message of hope in Colombia significant for communities affected by mining

Friday, 08 September 2017 09:55

CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.

Published in Newsroom

Pablo Solón and Rafael Archondo unfairly accused by the Bolivian government

Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:13

CIDSE calls on the Bolivian government to withdraw its accusations

Published in Newsroom

Last hurdle overcome for landmark French legislation on corporate duty of vigilance

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:13

French Corporate duty of vigilance law gets green light from Constitutional Council

Published in Newsroom

New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:00

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on the law on the responsible sourcing of minerals, a regulation aimed at ensuring that revenues from minerals imported into the European Union do not finance infringements of Human Rights and armed conflicts around the world. Civil society organizations have already highlighted that the long-debated final text is less ambitious than the one initially proposed by the Parliament.

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