Through the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signatory nations are required to submit bi-yearly reports outlining their plans to preserve the full range of rights guaranteed to their citizens under the covenant.
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This factsheet brings frequently asked questions on economic, social and cultural rights.
This page brings resumed information on how, among other rights, cultural rights can be litigated at courts.
This brief factsheet explains the relation between cultural rights and human rights and business from international companies.
Established in 1990 within the United States, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of…
This study looks at the intersection of mining, development and human rights law. It examines in depth a range of areas, including both small-scale artisanal mining and large-scale mining. It concludes, speaking very generally, that the larger mining operations risk salient breaches of human rights related to land and the environment, whilst the smaller mining operations are more likely to create and perpetuate labor-related human rights problems.
In 2009, Environmental Defender Law Center investigated claims by 28 Peruvian activists that they had been kidnapped and tortured at a mine site owned by English mining company Monterrico Metals. Recent court hearings have revealed new evidence. Trial is likely mid-2017.
Human rights in the context of extraction, exploitation, and development activities. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) report seeks to highlight the breadth and complexity of the problems caused by extractive and development activities in the region, and to set forth a comprehensive framework of Inter-American Human Rights standards on the subject.
Document recounting discussion during the second session of the intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.