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CIDSE contribution to the 5th session of THE UN binding treaty – CIDSE

CIDSE contribution to the 5th session of THE UN binding treaty

The 5th Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights will take place in Geneva from 14 to 18 October. This is a decisive moment for the process towards shaping a UN Treaty that can bring value to global efforts towards preventing adverse human rights effects of business activities and providing access to justice for affected people and communities.  As for the previous years, a CIDSE delegation will be present in Geneva with partner organisations. The CIDSE contribution to the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group will be the basis for their lobby activities.

Case studies

Visit to victims of the Sarmarco dam collapse, Brumadinho, Brazil by Msgr Bruno-Marie Duffé,
Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. (Credit: Iglesias y Mineria)
“Breathless- Fighting the Global Asbestos Industry”, a film by Daniel Lambo on the Belgian company ETEX/Eternit case in India.

A Blood-Red sky: Fires leave a million Indonesians gasping” – Wildfires burning across Indonesia have created respiratory problems for nearly a million people”, New York Times, 25 September 2019

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