Displaying items by tag: businessandhumanrights - CIDSE
CIDSE Highlights No.24, December 2015 and January 2016
Press release: a new video reveals what a clean mine could look like under a more comprehensive EU responsible sourcing requirement
A new video, filmed at the Fungamwaka mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reveals the working conditions of artisanal miners who extract the minerals that enter many daily life products such as laptops, smartphones and other
electronic devices. The Fungamwaka mine is an example of a "clean mine", where no rebel groups are present to illegally tax the miners, and child labor is banned. In a sector too often dominated by exploitations and human rights violations, this example demonstrates how the sector could be cleaned up under effective regulation.
International Responsibility in the Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU? Report of conference (4 November 2015)
CIDSE Highlights No.23, September-mid-November 2015
Communities in Colombia fight for the defense of their rights and the protection of the environment, despite repeated attempts of repression by special police forces. Watch their story.
Le Baril ou la vie ? Impacts des activités des entreprises pétrolières françaises Perenco et Maurel & Prom en Amazonie péruvienne : quelles responsabilités des entreprises et des états ? Un rapport du CCFD-Terre Solidaire et du Secours Catholique-Caritas France en partenariat avec le CAAAP (Centre Amazonien d’Anthropologie et d’Application Pratique) et CooperAcción, septembre 2015 (Full report in French - Executive summary available in French and Spanish)
The harmful impact of the mining industry incites resistance in local communities around the world. Below is what representatives of local movements have told us about this fight- a fight which is also supported by the Church.
Open letter of the communities affected by mining operations, received in Rome by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
CIDSE Highlights No.22, May-July 2015
Press release: Church sends a strong signal of support for communities affected by mining, and for work towards effective responses
Today, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will welcome about thirty representatives of communities affected by mining activities from Africa, Asia and Latin America for a three-day meeting, "A day of reflection - In union with God we hear a plea". The meeting is intended as a time for collection of evidence, sharing of experiences, reflection and proposals for future action by the Church or communities themselves.