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The Europe We Want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:45

Common appeal to European leaders by European Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions (Available in EN-ES-FR)

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.

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.

Press release: France adopts corporate duty of vigilance law: a first historic step towards better human rights and environmental protection

Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:53

The French Parliament has adopted a much-awaited law establishing a duty of vigilance obligation for parent and subcontracting companies. The law marks a historic step towards improving corporate respect for human rights and the environment. CIDSE and its member organisations call on European countries, EU institutions, and the international community to develop similar legislation.