Displaying items by tag: human rights - CIDSE
Report on the CIDSE Bishops’ tour in Guatemala (22-27 June 2014) (Full report in ES, Conclusions & Recommendations in EN)
240 NGOs including CIDSE presented a submission to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) currently meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
One must often travel far to really get a glimpse of why it is worth working for global justice. It is not enough to get on an airplane to somewhere, you have to keep going to reach the people we support and work with.
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.
Space for Civil Society: How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment. CIDSE and Act Alliance Analysis and Recommendations, May 2014 (available in EN-ES).
UN Business & Human Rights Framework: Developing an intergovernmental process towards a binding instrument
CIDSE written statement on the occasion of the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session (Geneva, 10-27 June 2014) (Also available in EN, FR, ES)
In March, the European Commission proposed legislation that aims to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses. Mgr. Maroy, Archbishop of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), visited Brussels and spoke about whether EU legislation can bring changes for the good of humanity. (Article in EN - FR - DE)
A climate of fear and heavy-handedness overshadows the work enviornment of many organisations that promote democracy, human rights and development, a study has found ahead of a United Nations hearing on human rights. The study by development organisations, ACT Alliance and CIDSE says staff of civil society organisations in many countries are afraid to do their work and face harassment, censorship and unfair legislation. Those that are critical of government come up for special attention.
CAFOD has welcomed a new law aimed at making large EU companies more transparent, but we are frustrated that certain exemptions mean some unscrupulous companies will still be able to avoid reporting publicly on the impact they have on human rights, corruption and the environment.
Forced displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, Factsheet on international legal standards, November 2013