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Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth-U.S., Sierra Club, and the WWF European Policy Office with the assistance of other NGOs collaborated to produce a report...

This report was published in 2016 as a guide for business on reporting under the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. Slavery and forced labor is an extensive problem in the United Kingdom. In 2015, NGOs campaigned for the Act to require businesses to report on what they are doing to...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

The Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE) collaborated with Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre to...

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.  Several ESCR-Net members, including...

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Jun
2017

After the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGP) in 2011, standards on business responsibility to respect human rights and human rights due diligence have taken a prominent place in the global debate on business accountability. Many companies claim...

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Jun
2017

The Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER) is pleased to invite you to join us in a side-event during the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 9th in Geneva.

Together with other organizations, human rights defenders and...

08
Jun
2017

The corporate responsibility to respect. Side-event to the session of the Human Rights Council.

 

 

The Treaty Alliance, co-founded by ESCR-Net, has recently launched a new statement. The new document calls on States to participate constructively in upcoming negotiations of the international...

On April 28, 2017, the South African Company AngloGold Ashanti issued a press release regarding the mining project “La Colosa” in the town of Cajamarca, department of Tolima, Colombia. The press release announced their decision to stop all project activities, and...