Business & Human rights
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)
The first “Thematic Social forum on Mining and Extractivism” is taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 - 15 November 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12.00-14.00 - COMECE office, Sq. de Meeûs 19, B-1050 Brussels.
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.
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.
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)