Corporate Accountability

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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...

08
Jun
2017

The corporate responsibility to respect. Side-event to the session of the Human Rights Council.

 

 

The Treaty Alliance, co-founded by ESCR-Net, has recently launched a new statement. The new document calls on States to participate constructively in upcoming negotiations of the...

On April 28, 2017, the South African Company AngloGold Ashanti issued a press release regarding the mining project “La Colosa” in the town of Cajamarca, department of Tolima, Colombia. The press release announced their decision to stop all project activities, and...

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...

MiningWatch Canada has called on the Canadian Government to denounce the harassment and criminalization of members of human rights and environmental justice organizations and local community leaders, as well as a member of their staff, for their

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On 27 March, 2017, the residents of the Cajamarca region of Colombia, decided by a democratic popular referendum to reject a mining project that threatens an environmentally protected rural area...