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PPSS and other groups conmemorate the 9th anniversary of the day when the MoU was signed between the Government of Odisha and POSCO

Members of the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) have recently accomplished several important interventions in an effort to strengthen corporate accountability for human rights at the international level

Wal-Mart, the largest grocery retailer in the United States, joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, forever changing the landscape of social responsibility in the food industry. Wal-Mart representatives and leaders from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers sent an unmistakable message: human rights will be the new norm in U.S. agriculture.

Over ten thousand Ogonis including MOSOP activists marched on Bori, the Ogoni ancestral capital to commemorate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples  and protest the failure of the Nigerian Government to implement the UNEP environmental assessment report on Ogoni two years after its official release. 

ProDESC (Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales), and their partners, the Ejido La Platosa and the union of mineworkers Los Mineros, have achieved a significant victory with the recent recent decision by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to divest its entire holdings in Excellon Resources Inc.

On July 3, 2013, ESCR-Net and the International Human Rights Clinic of New York University's School of Law sent a letter to the Cheif Minister of Odisha, India, calling for the suspension of the POSCO-India project unless and until human rights are respected and upheld.

 

On Thursday, May 23, several social movements in Brazil achieved an important victory when the judges of the Court of Justice unanimously absolved five leaders who were unjustly accused by Monstanto of instigating and designing alleged crimes in 2003.

On February 15, 2012, over 250 human rights activists, organizations, academics and independent experts placed an Open Letter in the Indian media to underscore their deep concern about the ongoing violent acquisition of land by the government of Odisha, to make way for the POSCO corporation's integrated steel plant.

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has published this Social Sustainability Resource Guide (SSRG) as a framework, learning tool and guide for integrating social sustainability into business operations and implementing social sustainable initiatives. The SSRG encourages companies to redefine sustainable leadership while shifting the focus from short-term outcomes to long-term positive impacts.

Join us online or in-person for the launch of the Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD or Be Heard) Project, a new interactive, multi-lingual portal that provides vital information about the human rights impacts of business activities, and with much needed advocacy tools to hold businesses accountable in a globalized world.

Join New Tactics and Niko Lusiani of ESCR-Net for an online dialogue on Corporate Accountability Beyond Borders: Exploring home states' efforts to protect against business-related human rights abuses from February 23 to March 1, 2011.

We invite you to join us at a special public forum to highlight the importance of strengthening the voice and capacity of those whose human rights are affected by business, focusing particularly on the development and utilization of new documentation, advocacy tools, strategies and tactics.