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Front Line Defenders publishes a report on the current conflicts between mining companies and the defenders of the rights of peasants and indigenous people in Peru

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

Human rights violations connected to the POSCO-India project must be addressed as a matter of priority by India and South Korea during South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s state visit to India.

On the eve of the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights over one hundred civil society organisations and social movements have publicly joined the growing call for States to begin taking steps towards establishing a binding international treaty to deal with corporate human rights abuses.

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 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 30th August, 2012 ESCR-Net sent a letter to Excellon Mexico and the Mexican government expressing concern over the recent dismantling of a peaceful protest camp of the Ejido La Sierrita by military and police personnel. The letter addressed reports of threatened legal...

A new "In Focus" feature launched by the B-HRD Project details the tactics pursued by "Big Pharma" to frustrate access to essential medicines in India and Brazil, and showcases the strategies of human rights defenders to challenge abusive business practices and counterbalance patent safeguards with strong human rights protections

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.