Member News

 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.

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Earlier this month Liberian environmental justice lawyer Alfred Lahai Brownell led a briefing on Bridgestone/Firestone's continued violations of child rights and environmental destruction.  As the leading lawyer on case the against Firestone, Brownell's research work with plantation workers influenced an Alien Tort Claims Act case filed against Firestone in the United States.

On March 3, 2010, EarthRights International (ERI) argued to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the landmark environmental and public health case brought by indigenous Peruvian Achuar and the U.S. NGO Amazon Watch against Los Angeles-based oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), Maynas Carijano v. Occidental Petroleum, should be litigated in Los Angeles, where Oxy is headquartered.

 Statement of Non Governmental Organizations and Organizations Representing Affected Communities by Enterprises

 The Regional Consultation of the...

On June 8th, 2009, the parties in Wiwa v. Shell agreed to settle human rights claims charging the Royal Dutch/Shell company, its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC or Shell Nigeria), and the former head of its Nigerian operation, Brian Anderson, with complicity in the torture, killing, and other abuses of Ogoni leader Ken Saro-Wiwa as well as  other non-violent Nigerian activists  in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta in the mid-1990s.

Indigenous and affected communities, human rights NGOs, and unions, including members of the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group, participated in The Regional Consultation of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights and Business in Bogotá, Colombia, 18-19 January 2007.  Twenty-five organizations jointly drafted and endorsed a common Declaration, containing clear recommendations.