Collective Work

The pursuit of ending corporate impunity continues to progress through the second draft of a legally binding instrument, but a strengthening of collective resolve remains essential to its urgent realization.  Only through meaningful participation of States, civil society and

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* Following discussions within ESCR-Net’s membership on climate and environmental justice and human rights in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, multiple members co-authored short articles in this context, including the following piece which was originally published on...

Call for a Strong Binding Treaty to Regulate Corporate Power

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ESCR-Net members called on States to "support negotiations for an...

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, members repeatedly raised the need to advocate for the primacy of human rights in any immediate...

The Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) strongly believes in our role as part of the global community to shape a new reality where the well-being of people is placed before corporate profit. In a recent Working Group call, Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj, a social movement member of CAWG,...

The Day After Tomorrow: Confronting Systemic Injustices, Advancing Human Rights

 

  • ESCR-Net Global Call to Action – already endorsed by 135 members and 40 allies from over 60 countries – advances collective demands for a just recovery and new normal in the face of COVID19
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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...