Business & Human rights

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.

New strategies for the Church to build solidarity with communities affected by mining

Monday, 30 July 2018 13:37

Deepening the solidarity of the Church with the victims and communities impacted by mining is the objective of the next Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which will take place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. During the event participants will listen directly to the impacted communities and peoples from different countries of the region.

European Banks investing over €100 billion in dirty extractive companies.

Monday, 14 May 2018 15:44

Dirty Profits 6 report released by Facing Finance highlights the investments of ten European banks in  transnational extractive companies such as Glencore, Vale, Rio Tinto and others,  which continuously violate human rights and the environment.

Women resisting extractivism

Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:20

Conference co-sponsored by CIDSE member, Development and Peace (Canada) with the participation of 45 land defenders from over 20 countries (Montreal, April 27-30, 2018)

Unpacking mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence developments in Europe

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:12

What mHRDD means in different legal contexts and how civil society can advocate for it.
Webinar Series organised by ECCJ, Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International and CIDSE.

La Iglesia no puede callar frente a los abusos de la minería en América Latina

Monday, 15 January 2018 16:14

La minería extractiva constituye una de las mayores amenazas contra el medio ambiente y las comunidades locales en el Amazonas y en el conjunto de América Latina, pero estas empresas a menudo buscan lavar su imagen acercándose a la Iglesia, advierte el sacerdote italiano Dário Bossi, coordinador de los Misioneros Combonianos en Brasil y miembro de la coordinación de la Red Iglesias y Minería

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