Campaigners celebrated as the European Parliament and European Council met key demands of the coalition on corporate transparency, Publish What You Pay. CIDSE has demanded changes to the Accounting and Transparency directives which will require oil, gas, mining and forestry companies listed on European stock exchanges to publish what they pay governments. This country-by-country-reporting will improve the possibility of local campaigners to learn what their governments are paid by European and transnational companies.
Professor Anita Ramasastry on “Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States”
Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States, a project by ICAR, ECCJ and CNCA, December 2012
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)
A new report outlining existing instruments and available options for States to meet their duty to ensure corporations are not contributing to human rights violations was presented on Monday 3 December at the United Nations in Geneva.
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)
Letter to Prof. John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, 31 January 2011 (also available in FR)
Work programme of the United Nations Working Group on Business & Human Rights - CIDSE submission, December 2011 (also available in ES - FR)
For the poor people of resource-rich countries more transparency is vital.