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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.

 Lettre à l'attention du Professeur John Ruggie, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général chargé de la question des droits de l'homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises.

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) brought out three new publications on access to justice in S. Africa, Poland and Colombia for business-related human rights abuses...

Latin Aamerican report on monocultures and violations of the human rights to adequate food and housing, to water, to land and to territory.
Maria Silvia Emanuelli (HIC-AL) Jennie Jonsén (FIAN Sweden and SAL) Sofía Monsalve Suárez (FIAN International)

Video featuring Emem Okon, Director of ESCR-Net member organization Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Center in the Niger Delta.

CIDSE (Cooperation Internationale pour le Developpement et la Solidarite), an international network of Catholic agencies of cooperation, and partner organizations realized a documentary on alternative strategies against the dominant model of natural resources extraction.

Click here to watch the documentary