Corporate Accountability

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From 29-31 August 2017, some 25 members of ESCR-Net—social movements and NGOs from around the world—gathered in Mexico City, to develop a strategic plan for the next two years of the Corporate...

02
Oct
2017

Dear supporter of the UN legally binding instrument on TNCs and other business enterprises,
 
As you might know, this October (23-27th) will mark the start of the discussion on the content elements of the Treaty. After two consultative sessions in 2015...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted a landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and...

Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth-U.S., Sierra Club, and the WWF European Policy Office with the assistance of other NGOs collaborated to produce a report...

This report was published in 2016 as a guide for business on reporting under the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. Slavery and forced labor is an extensive problem in the United Kingdom. In 2015, NGOs campaigned for the Act to require businesses to report on what they are doing to...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

The Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE) collaborated with Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre to...

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.  Several ESCR-Net members, including...

08
Jun
2017

After the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGP) in 2011, standards on business responsibility to respect human rights and human rights due diligence have taken a prominent place in the global debate on business accountability. Many companies claim...

09
Jun
2017

The Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER) is pleased to invite you to join us in a side-event during the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 9th in Geneva.

Together with other organizations, human rights defenders and...