Business and human rights
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One step closer to prioritizing human rights over Big Pharma profits
A joint effort between CESR and allies was influential in a recent declaration by CERD, which puts pressure on States to lift intellectual property barriers for the sake of people’s rights.
Moving Towards a New Generation of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
10 years after the adoption of the Guidelines by the UN, it is urgent to advance towards principles that address the massive scale and human rights impact of corporate tax abuse.
The right to health of miners in Botswana
This brief case study examines the use of OPERA, CESR’s research framework, to assess the right to health of miners and ex-miners in Botswana.
Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy: a necessary input to discuss the Business and Human Rights agenda
The Principles were highlighted at two important events on the links between businesses and human rights.
UN Expert Urges More Government Spending Targeting Inequality, not Big Business
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, calls for a dramatic increase in public spending that targets inequalities and poverty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, instead of bailing out corporations and banks.
Strictly business: national rights institutions and the private sector
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have a critical part to play in making sure the private sector be called to account for its impact on human rights.
Civil society rallies to prevent privatization of post-2015 process
The private sector is threatening to drown out civil society's demands for a human rights-based sustainable development framework.
Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Each year, up to 30 million hectares of farmland are lost to land grabbing. Land grabbing has reached unprecedented levels in recent years and is an issue of critical concern for economic, social and cultural rights.
Oil Spills You Never Heard Of
Are we only outraged about an oil spill that we can see? (June 2010)
Wiwa v Shell settlement just one small step toward ending corporate impunity
Shell's pay-out in the Ogoni case has been rightly hailed as a victory, but leaves impunity for rights violations unresolved (June 2009).
World's largest environmental lawsuit in Ecuador against Chevron
Ecuador's citizens seek redress for oil company's economic and social rights violations.
Chevron wants $500,000 from Nigerian villagers who sought justice
Lawyers for the villagers sought to hold oil giant responsible for 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters (February 2009).