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Towards the end of business as usual?
An Analysis by Louise Pigeolet, Volunteer at Entraide et Fraternité
December 2018 (available in EN-FR)
Vers la fin du business as usual ? Document d'analyse par Entraide et Fraternité, décembre 2018
European and US development funds are bankrolling palm oil company Feronia Inc despite land and labour conflicts at its plantations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). New information now raises questions as to whether the Canadian-based company misused millions of taxpayer dollars destined for international aid by way of companies connected to a high-level DRC politician.
Feronia Inc est une industrie canadienne d’exploitation d’huile de palme qui opère principalement en RD Congo. Détenu majoritairement par des institutions de financement du développement européennes et américaines, l’entreprise exerce une grosse pression sur les communautés locales afin de poursuivre son expansion territoriale et son exploitation de l’huile de palme !
As members of the Treaty Alliance, CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, SOMO and Bread for the World, are co-organising a legal seminar (Brussels, May 30-31, 2016)
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, CIDSE member organisations (MOs) acted immediately by providing humanitarian assistance and have since then been working together with Haitian civil society strengthening their capacities, and they have accompanied local organisations in the reconstruction work.
"More action required at national and international level to stop human rights abuses by business"
A delegation of four European bishops visiting Guatemala have heard testimonies of police violence against a peaceful protest camp, evicted in May 2014. The bishops visited Guatemala to support and to give testimony to the local work against poverty and in favour of peace and reconciliation.
CIDSE’s work on business and human rights tries to close gaps in existing standards, including through regulation, and to provide solutions for communities facing negative impacts from business.
Entraide et Fraternité, together with the Research Institute Religions, Spiritualités, Cultures, Sociétés (RSCS) of the Catholic University of Louvain is organising an international conference, with a focus on modern challenges facing Christian engagement for global justice, 13 to 15 March 2014.