CIDSE issues a new briefing for partners to equip local communities to stand up for their rights when facing human rights violations by business (version française ci-dessous - versión española abajo).
Amol Mehra, Director of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), talks about the Human Rights Due Diligence Project, at the Latin America regional consultation organised by CIDSE (Peru, October 2012)
Time to rethink and regain control over the future of the human family - Church and civil society leaders call on governments to focus on the poor and plot a new path to a just and sustainable world at the Rio+20 talks, June 2012. (Available in EN - ES - FR -PT)
"We are on the same boat and the ocean is getting rougher by the day"
On 20 January 2012, Daniel Hostettler from Fastenopfer, CIDSE’s Swiss member organization, represented the network at an informal introductory exchange with members of the new Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises in Geneva.
CIDSE member organisations work to prevent business enterprises from becoming complicit in or tacitly benefiting from human rights violations. It is in this context that CIDSE has been focusing on the mandate of the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, or the so-called Ruggie process. This six-year process has come to its conclusion at the June 2011 UN Human Rights Council. CIDSE advocates for a strong follow-up mechanism, which must focus on how best to prevent and substantially reduce cases of serious corporate violations of human rights.