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).
The UN Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework and the Guiding Principles: Driving change? CIDSE Briefing, March 2013 (Available in EN - ES - FR ).
CIDSE partner Fr. Marco Arana, who defends farming communities against the Yanacocha's mine abuses was beaten and arrested by Peruvian police July 4th. Stephanie Boyd of Asociación Guarango Cine y Vídeo writes about Arana and his work in defence of farming communities against the Yanacocha's mine abuses.
The criminalization of human rights defenders in Latin America - An assessment from international organisations and European networks, June 2012. (Available in EN, ES and FR)
Herman van Rompuy, President of the Council of the European Union, received Broederlijk Delen and CIDSE (Friday, 9 March 2012) to discuss the negative impacts of extractive companies on local communities in Latin America. (lees hier in NL)
Criminalisation of Social Protest related to Extractive Industries in Latin America - Analysis and Recommendations – June 2011 (also available in ES).
Keys for implementation and follow-up of the mandate, CIDSE 3rd submission to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, October 2010 (also available in FR)
Transnational corporations involved in extractive industries frequently arrive with promises to build schools, hospitals, roads, provide jobs. Unfortunately, local populations too often discover that all that glitters is not gold. Rather than benefiting, local people experience increased poverty, loss of livelihoods, violent conflict, human rights violations, environmental degradation and corruption.