When corporations violate people’s rights and damage the environment, it is hard to hold them to account. Support the new CIDSE campaign for a strong EU law!
Write to your MEP and let them know we need justice for those affected by corporate actions! Download the letter. Find your representative in the European Parliament and write to him/her to tell that legislation is needed to hold corporations accountable. When you’re done, use the hashtag #AccessToJustice on social media to spread the word!
Steps to find your representative in the European Parliament
- Go to europarl.europa.eu/meps.
- Select your country and click on “show all”.
- if your country has constituencies, you can select your own constituency.
- Click on a MEP in the list.
- You will see their contact info, such as email and social media accounts.
- Scroll down to find their physical address.
Now you have all the information to send your letter.
Briefing, January 2020. CIDSE and its members advocate for strengthening legal frameworks to support responsible business activity by setting clear obligations for all, based on the principle of shared responsibility.
Briefing, October 2021. CIDSE, ECCJ, ECCHR, FIDH and Friends of the Earth-Europe, explain why EU legislation and a UN instrument on corporate accountability must be complementary and argue for the EU to engage in the process for a UN legally binding instrument.
Report, July 2021. This report is based on research by CAFOD and its partner organisations working in Latin America from 2019 to 2021 on the current trends of human rights abuses faced by land and environmental human rights defenders (HRDs) across six countries in Latin America – Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru.
Briefing, May 2021. CIDSE, Amnesty International, Client Earth, ECCJ, Fern, Forest Peoples Programme, Global Witness and Anti-Slavery International set out the minimum environmental standards to which the upcoming EU legislation should provide.
Interview, October 2020. CIDSE interviewed Luisa Rodríguez Gaitán and Jenny Paola Ortiz from the Centre for Research and Popular Education/Peace programme (CINEP/PPP) based in Colombia. A Jesuit organisation founded in 1972, its aim is to build a just, sustainable and peaceful society, by working for the excluded in the country.
AN EU MANDATORY DUE DILIGENCE LEGISLATION TO PROMOTE BUSINESSES’ RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Briefing, September 2020. The proposal builds upon a number of international guidelines, notably the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD guidelines for responsible business conduct, and places the development of this legislation as a pivotal contribution to the success of the European Green Deal as Commissioner Reynders announced as well.
CIDSE is a network of international Catholic social justice organisations working for transformational change to end poverty and inequalities, challenging systemic injustice, inequity, destruction of nature, and promoting just and environmentally sustainable alternatives.
A campaign initiative of CIDSE corporate regulation working group:
Produced with the financial support of the European Union. The content of this campaign is the sole responsibility of CIDSE and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.