Collective Work

ESCR-Net members—social movements and NGOs from around the world—are preparing to participate 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.

Several side-events...

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 ...

ESCR-Net members have increasingly been using the term “corporate capture” to refer to the means by which an economic elite undermine the realization of human rights and the environment by exerting undue influence over domestic and international decision-makers and public institutions.

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On September 4-7, 2018 the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) held its fourth Peoples’ Forum on Human Rights and Business in Manila, the Philippines.

The event was co-hosted by ...


CONCLUDED EVENTS

 

 

ESCR-Net CAWG Strategy Meeting (pre-IGWG)

Advocacy Position Papers...