Displaying items by tag: human rights defenders - CIDSE
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations including CIDSE, are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations.
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Comunicado de la Plataforma Europa Perú (PEP), la coalición CNCD-11.11.11 y CIDSE sobre la adopción del “Protocolo para garantizar la protección de personas defensoras de Derechos Humanos” en el Perú.
10 de mayo del 2019
CIDSE Highlights No.40, March - April 2019
Two decades ago as a young university student, I had the opportunity to study in the Amazon region in and around Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park. The experience of seeing such incredible biodiversity juxtaposed with the environmental and social consequences of oil exploitation changed my life.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns partners with the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM) to protect this region. REPAM is a network and partnership between communities in the Amazon and the Catholic Church. Together, they strive to protect indigenous territories, cultures, and livelihoods from powerful forces such as large-scale development projects.
Weaving networks of resistance and struggle in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. A report by REPAM - Panamazonian Ecclesial Network - published with the support of Caritas Spain, MISEREOR, Adveniat; CAFOD and other solidarity partners. September 2018 (available in EN - ES - GE)
Press release: Justice for Berta Cáceres, protection for the defense of human rights in Latin America
The EU-LAT network and CIDSE together made up of more than 57 European and international organizations, echoing the requests of COPINH and backed by representatives of the European Parliament, demand justice, remembrance and the guarantee of non-repetition for Berta Cáceres, as well as for the defense of human
rights in Honduras and throughout Latin America.
European networks and international human rights organizations express their deep concern over the disproportionate and sometimes fatal use of force employed by security forces of the state against protesters, as well as other attacks on human rights defenders in the context of the post-election crisis in Honduras. We call on the European Union to condemn these incidents, to publicly support the defenders, and to request the Honduran State ensure that international human rights obligations are fully respected.
An interview with Father Rodrigo Peret from Franciscans International, member of Iglesias & Mineria network and of People’s Dialogue, about his recent arrest in Zimbabwe and the threats that environmental defenders face globally.
Rita Lopidia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Eve Organization for Women Development, a long-standing partner of Cordaid, CIDSE’s member organisation in the Netherlands.
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.