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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.

Press release: Éamonn Meehan of Trócaire elected new President of CIDSE

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:15

The CIDSE Board of Directors has elected Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of the Irish Catholic international development agency Trócaire, as its new President. The election took place today, during the board’s annual meeting.

Press release: New CIDSE report 'No Place Like Home'

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:03

In a new report on Forced displacement in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, CIDSE examines the forced displacement of Palestinians as a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Devoir de vigilance des multinationales : un pas de plus vers l’adoption définitive de la loi

Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:09

Le 29 novembre 2016, les députés ont adopté en nouvelle lecture, la proposition de loi sur le devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et entreprises donneuses d’ordre. Si la société civile espérait une loi plus ambitieuse, ce texte - qui a connu un parcours législatif mouvementé depuis trois ans - représente une avancée importante face à l’impunité des multinationales en termes de respect des droits humains et de l’environnement. Nos organisations saluent cette nouvelle version du texte et appellent le gouvernement à garantir son adoption définitive avant la fin de la mandature.

Joint press release: EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:51

The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations.