Towards a Change of Life-Style - Second Laudato Si' Reflection Day organised by:- CCEE - Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ- CIDSE – International family of Catholic social justice organisations- COMECE - Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU- GCCM - Global Catholic Climate Movement- JESC – Jesuit European Social Center- Justice and Peace Europe When? Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:00 - 16:30Where? Square de Meeus 19, 1050 Brussels
Comunicado de la Plataforma Europa Perú (PEP), la coalición CNCD-11.11.11 y CIDSE sobre la adopción del “Protocolo para garantizar la protección de personas defensoras de Derechos Humanos” en el Perú. 10 de mayo del 2019
Two decades ago as a young university student, I had the opportunity to study in the Amazon region in and around Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park. The experience of seeing such incredible biodiversity juxtaposed with the environmental and social consequences of oil exploitation changed my life.The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns partners with the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM) to protect this region. REPAM is a network and partnership between communities in the Amazon and the Catholic Church. Together, they strive to protect indigenous territories, cultures, and livelihoods from powerful forces such as large-scale development projects.
While victims of human rights violations face many barriers when seeking justice from corporations, corporations get a red carpet to sue governments that try regulate them, thanks to a legal mechanism called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The Stop ISDS campaign conducted an action in front of the EU before handing a petition against ISDS with 500,000 signatures from European citizens over to the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)
In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.