Collective Work

Human Rights must be prioritized in responding to COVID-19

 

ESCR-Net, in discussion with the Board and members co-organizing upcoming events and actions, made the difficult decision to cancel all events at least through the end of May 2020.  In doing so,...

More than 25 members of ESCR-Net—social movements and NGOs from around the world—participated in the fifth session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG), which is tasked with drafting a binding treaty on business and human rights, from 14-18 October 2019.

A significant number...

ESCR-Net members have identified environmental destruction and climate change as one of five common conditions threatening communities globally, highlighting the endlessly extractive nature of our dominant economic system and the commodification of nature. Eco-destruction and climate change...

Twenty ESCR-Net members came together in Ramallah, Palestine from 11 – 15 November 2019 to discuss collective strategies to overcome corporate capture for the coming two years.

The meeting, which was co-hosted by Al-Haq...

08 October 2019

Over the last two months, ESCR-Net members have come together across different regions to collectively analyze and discuss the content of a revised Draft...

Deeply concerned about corporate capture of the UN system, 289 organizations from all regions of the world, as well as 27 individuals, have endorsed a collective...

On 30 September, the Corporate Capture Project Advisory Group (PAG) broadcasted the second webinar in its series of webinars on corporate capture discussing specifically cases of...

 

Data — especially official data — should align with human rights standards and obligations. It should be available and accessible to human rights advocates and communities in ways that makes it truly useful and relevant for informing decisions that affect their lives...

On 3 April, we hosted the first of a series of public webinars that will be held throughout the year as part of our global campaign on corporate capture.

In this first webinar, ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group introduced ...

On 4 March 2019, ESCR-Net sent a collective letter to the President of Sierra Leone to express concern regarding a violent incident on 21 January 2019, between local communities and military personnel deployed to protect the palm oil plantations of the agribusiness Socfin Group in the Sahn Malen...

Numerous human rights defenders have been alerting the public to the dangers that the Vale dam posed to the people of Brumadinho, Brazil. On 25 January 2019, the dam exploded, unleashing a wave of toxic mud that killed or disappeared more than 300 people, the deadliest mining tragedy...

More than 25 ESCR-Net member organizations gathered at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council this past October 15-19 to support and advocate for a strong treaty on human rights and transnational corporations and other business entities (TNCs-OBEs) at the ...