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On January 25, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an urgent appeal to the Government of India, the POSCO corporation and the Government of Korea to express serious converns about plans by the Indian authorities to proceed with the forced eviction in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha to facilitate the construction of the POSCO steel plant, as well as imminent threats against human rights defenders in the area who have mobilized to protect their lands.

Country: 
Philippines
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups

The Corporate Accountability Working Group fully supports the advancement of the draft General Comment regarding Child Rights and the Business Sector and warmly welcomed the opportunity to provide input. The CAWG highlighted the following areas in our submission:

1. Child Rights Due Diligence in Regard to State Agencies

2. Child Rights Due Diligence for Business

3. Obligations of States As Members of International Organisations

4. Extraterritorial Obligations

Joint Oral Statement by the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in the Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

On September 9, 2012, ESCR Net transmitted a communication to the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, and Peter Crossgrove, Chairman of the Board of Excellon Resources, Inc. to express concerns about the use of force to disband of Ejido members assembling peacefully to protest the mine operation, the reported refusal of Excellon Mexico to participate in negotiations with the La Sierrita Ejido, alleged lack of compliance by Excellon with several previous agreements made with La Sierrita in 2008, and reported intimidation of people calling for dialogue.

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...

ESCR-Net in conjunction with several members of an initiative for ‘a bottom up approach to righting financial regulation' have today released a new factsheet on the human rights obligations of central banks.

As part of a partnership between ESCR-Net members, Center of Concern, Centre for...

Country: 
India
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Belgium
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Monitoring
OP-ICESCR

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