Corporate Accountability

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We call on you with an urgent request to support the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST in Portuguese) and Via Campesina in Brazil. We have sent a letter of support on behalf of ESCR-Net, calling on the government to protect the lives and respect the human rights of members of MST and their partners. Due to the urgency and seriousness of this situation, we would ask you to consider sending a separate letter from your own organization.

This Joint Open Letter offers the shared perspective of more than 240 organizations and concerned individuals around the world on issues critical to the current UN debate over business and human rights.

Please consider sharing a case for a collective report on human rights violations involving companies by October 15, 2007.

View letters from Comite Garifuna / The Garifuna Emergency Committee of Honduras and La Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos - Perú, APRODEH

Indigenous and affected communities, human rights NGOs, and unions, including members of the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group, participated in The Regional Consultation of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights and Business in Bogotá, Colombia, 18-19 January 2007.  Twenty-five organizations jointly drafted and endorsed a common Declaration, containing clear recommendations.