Displaying items by tag: business and human rights - CIDSE
All around the world in recent years we have witnessed the intensification of the over-exploitation of our natural resources through mining, intensive agriculture, large-scale fishing, logging and expansion of oil and gas extraction. This extractivist capitalist model is driven by the unsustainable consumption and speculation of rich nations and the world's elites, who meld together in big multi-national corporations.
A resolution voted by the EP today joins a growing number of actors who are actively supporting the UN Binding Treaty, however the EU has not engaged enough so far. Ahead of an important decision in the Council on 10 October regarding the EU’s participation in the process, it is time to step up!
President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector
On 9th August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental degradation and human rights violations caused by Canadian extractive companies operating on Indigenous lands in Latin America.
Nearly a decade has passed since Canadian industry and civil society leaders recommended that their government create an ombudsperson to handle the grievances of people affected by Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating overseas. Development and Peace has been at the forefront of this movement for access to justice for victims of human rights and environmental violations in that time.
On March 7th, CIDSE co-organized a high-level panel debate at the European Parliament entitled Business and Human Rights: Role and prospects for the European Union, perspectives from North and South in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP), CIFCA, Entraide et Fraternité, Broederlijk Delen, Wereldsolidariteit/Solidarité Mondiale, Commission Justice & Paix and Red europea de los comités O. Romero.
On March 2nd, CIDSE President Éamonn Meehan and Secretary General Bernd Nilles joined Fr. Dario Bossi of the Ecumenical network Iglesias y Mineria and Joselma Alves de Oliveira, a resident of the community of Piquiá de Baixo, to meet with Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development at the Vatican.
After a week of activities in Geneva, CIDSE reaffirms its commitment to strengthen international protection of communities from abuses of their human rights by corporations.
CIDSE gathered in Geneva voices from civil society on expectations from the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG).
Oral statement By CIDSE (International family of Catholic social justice organisations), FIDH (International Federation for Human rights),FoEE (Friends of the Earth Europe), IBFAN-GIFA (International Baby-Food Action Network) SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) at the Open-ended Inter-Governmental Working Group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
Follow the Storify by the Treaty Alliance directly from Geneva