Business & Human rights

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)

Monday, 08 April 2019 11:03

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.

We remember Berta Cáceres and the urgency to guarantee free, prior and informed consent

Monday, 04 March 2019 15:42

EU-LAT Network and CIDSE; together represent more than 57 European and international organizations, echoing the requests of COPINH supported by representatives of the European Parliament, demands justice, remembrance and guarantees of non-repetition for Berta Cáceres and urges the EU to guarantee free, prior and informed consultation of the communities affected by economic projects in their territories. (See Spanish version below)

Mining disasters: Testimonies from Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:17

Side event organised by Franciscans International, FIDH, FIAN, EURAC, CIDSE, Fastenopfer, Bread for All and WILPF during the UN Human Rights Council 40th Session.

Date: Geneva, 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00 - Recording of the event

Venue: Palais des Nations - Room XXIV

Goodwill is not enough to prevent the next dam burst

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:56

The dam burst in Brazil is yet another tragic example of the mining sector's negligence in the area of the environment and human rights. Binding international regulations are urgently needed. (Original text in NL - see below)

Sign the petition "Rights for people, rules for corporations- Stop ISDS"

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:20

CIDSE is joining the movement to end corporate privilege. Take part in the action as well!

CIDSE at the Thematic Social forum on Mining and Extractivism

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:28

The first “Thematic Social forum on Mining and Extractivism” is taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 - 15 November 2018.

A crucial year for the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:29

CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE attended the fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), which took place in Geneva from 15 to 19 October.

What can the zero draft Treaty text offer to people negatively affected by business operations?

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:59

Blog article originally published by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre as part of their Reflections on the Zero Draft blog series on the proposed binding treaty on business and human rights.

Human rights, ecology should stand higher than business interests

Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:10

The Bishops of Latin America are concerned that the EU is more prompt in negotiating new trade deals than ensuring the respect of basic human rights, when violated by companies who have their headquarters in Europe, writes Cardinal Pedro Barreto.

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