Displaying items by tag: human rights - CIDSE

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Monday, 10 December 2018 14:16

Today, 10 December 2018, the CIDSE network is joining voices all over the world to celebrate Human Rights Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Below you will find an article on climate and human rights by Stefan Salzmann from Fastenopfer, CIDSE’s member in Switzerland as well as initiatives or press releases by other members.
CIDSE is also supporting a side event on human rights, extractives, mining and climate change in Katowice/Poland.

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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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Why the flame of hope must be kept alive in Palestine

Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:17

This article was originally published in The Tablet on 26 September 2018.

'When people lose hope, it destroys their human dignity'
In Gaza recently, I asked several Palestinian mothers what worried them most. They all replied that their main concern was for their sons more than their daughters. Why? Because as young men they would feel that they had to challenge Israel’s blockade on the territory. “They would get involved in clashes, and they would be killed,” the mothers told me.

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Human rights, ecology should stand higher than business interests

Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:10

The Bishops of Latin America are concerned that the EU is more prompt in negotiating new trade deals than ensuring the respect of basic human rights, when violated by companies who have their headquarters in Europe, writes Cardinal Pedro Barreto.

Lunch debate & Press Conference Amazonia’s indigenous peoples: How can the EU promote their rights?

Friday, 07 September 2018 10:42

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12.00-14.00 - COMECE office, Sq. de Meeûs 19, B-1050 Brussels.

Public Letter to our churches, organizations and society

Friday, 31 August 2018 10:59

Public letter following the Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which took place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. The meeting was co-organized by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), the Iglesias y Minería network, CIDSE, and the Department of Justice and Solidarity (DEJUSOL) of CELAM. (Available in EN / ES).

Israel/Palestine: The March of Return

Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:12

Gerry Lee, Director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, joined a delegation of representatives of Catholic advocacy organizations to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories in April.

Published in Palestine/Israel

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