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More Than 300 Civil Society Organizations From 73 Countries Urge Real Reform at United Nations Discussions on Corporate Investor Rights

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:31

Vienna – More than 300 civil society groups and trade unions – including global organizations such as CIDSE, Public Services International, Friends of the Earth International, and ActionAid – urged governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna this week to completely overhaul the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system contained within many international trade and investment agreements.

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Pressure growing for a UN Binding Treaty with or without the EU’s support

Friday, 19 October 2018 18:28

This week has been a milestone in advancing negotiations of the open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) for the elaboration of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights, also known as the Binding Treaty.

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Civil society proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the OEIGWG

Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:49

Civil society members of the Treaty Alliance, The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, and Trade Unions proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the OEIGWG

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EU civil society organisations call on the EU to contribute substantively to the negotiations on the Zero Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Monday, 15 October 2018 07:50

Today civil society groups from the EU member states have gathered at the UN in Geneva to support the Intergovernmental Working Group tasked with developing a binding instrument to ensure that businesses respect human rights. Last year valuable time and energy was wasted by attempts to hold up the process. We look forward to being able to get to grips with the real challenges, in the light of the very real dangers that communities, workers, activists and human rights defenders face now if they challenge business interests.

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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.

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CIDSE contribution to the 4th session of the IGWG

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:40

CIDSE contribution to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their fourth session (Geneva, 15-19 October 2018)

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Extractive industries and human rights in Latin America

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:21

Looking back at the panel discussion “Extractives in Latin America: grassroots and international community responses”

Event: State of the negotiations on a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Friday, 03 November 2017 12:07

"Is the window of opportunity still open?"
Policy lunch organised by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) with CIDSE. Brussels, 20 November 2017, 12:00-13:45.
Venue: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU

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Press release: Two years after Mariana dam burst: Global action needed to prevent similar disasters

Friday, 03 November 2017 08:57

Last week (23-27 October 2017), the first negotiations towards a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights took place in Geneva. Momentum is growing, but more efforts are needed to put into place the necessary framework to stop corporate impunity and provide access to justice for victims of human rights abuses.

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Samarco’s mining dam burst at Mariana: why we need a UN treaty

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:29

This dossier, with text, video footage and pictures offers a striking look back at a disaster that resulted in the death of nearly 20 people, the destruction of entire villages and the contamination of two major rivers.

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