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On August 19, 2009 the first hearing took place and Mr. Golden Misabiko was released on bail by the Court of Lubumbashi/Kamalondo. Misabiko remains on conditional bail pending further hearings. ESCR-Net will keep Members informed should further action be needed.

July 2010 -  Please consider sharing your reports documenting business-related human rights abuse

 Statement of Non Governmental Organizations and Organizations Representing Affected Communities by Enterprises

 The Regional Consultation of the...

On June 8th, 2009, the parties in Wiwa v. Shell agreed to settle human rights claims charging the Royal Dutch/Shell company, its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC or Shell Nigeria), and the former head of its Nigerian operation, Brian Anderson, with complicity in the torture, killing, and other abuses of Ogoni leader Ken Saro-Wiwa as well as  other non-violent Nigerian activists  in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta in the mid-1990s.

Download below the Summary Report of the International Strategy Meeting on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and ESCR-Net General Assembly, as well as the Social Movements and Grassroots Groups Gathering and Solidarity Visits, which endeavors to capture the main issues discussed, as well as the decisions that were adopted during our enriching meetings in Kenya from 29 November-5 December, 2008.

Nairobi, Kenya: December 1-4, 2008
View Reports from the meeting, the plenary and working sessions, the ESCR-Net General Assembly, and the Social Movements and Grassroots Gathering.

Presented directly to Members of the 8th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the first week of June 2008, this Collective Report on Business and Human Rights aims to bring light to situations in which companies have harmed the enjoyment of human rights.

We want to bring your attention to a Joint Written Submission presented to the Human Rights Council by several NGOs, including ESCR-Net, on ways the Council can advance corporate accountability to human rights in the context of defining a follow-on mandate to the one of the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on Business and Human Rights, carried out so far by John Ruggie. This submission is the first of a number of advocacy actions ESCR-Net and other organizations will be carrying out at the 8th Session of the HRC in early June. We will keep you informed about these activities.

Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR