Corporate Accountability

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Zimbabwe
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Economic Policy
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On August 4th, 2011, the ESCR-Net Secretariat reiterated its concerns of threats to and harassment of workers by Excellon authorities regarding the workers' right to unionize in the La Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico. ESCR-Net urged Excellon representatives to respect the workers' right to join...

On June 28, 2011, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) proudly launched the Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD, or Be Heard) Project, an interactive, multi-lingual information portal that provides grassroots groups, NGOs, experts, advocates, academics, and the public at large with vital information about the human rights impacts of business activities, and with much needed advocacy tools to hold businesses accountable in a globalized world.

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.

On June 17, 2011 ESCR-Net sent a letter calling on the Government of India to put an end to actions aimed at forcibly entering and seizing lands in and around the village of Govindpur to make way for an integrated steel plant. The letter also requested that India desist from all acts of intimidation and the filing of baseless criminal charges against human rights defenders and undertake to respect the human rights of the affected community.

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.

 The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to adopt a decision this week that will set the direction for its future work on business and human rights. Unfortunately however, the draft resolution before the Council falls far short of what is needed. Read the latest from ESCR-Net's Corporate Accountability Working Group, along with other leading human rights organizations.

In an oral statement to the Human Rights Council on May 30, 2011, ESCR-Net and six other leading human rights organizations addressed the issue of business and human rights at the 17th session of the Human Rights Council, encouraging the Council to recommit to the goal of corporate accountability and protecting human rights vis-a-visbusiness activity.

 

 

Read about what steps the United Nations Human Rights Council shoud take to protect human rights against business abuses.

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