Document outlining the International Criminal Court (ICC) change of focus to include crimes that result in “destruction of the environment”, “exploitation of natural resources” and “illegal dispossession” of land.
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This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a special focus on the different legal systems which arise in mining struggles – national, international and indigenous.
On June 26, 2014, under the leadership of Ecuador and South Africa, the UN Human Rights Council passed landmark resolution 26/9, establishing an open-ended inter-governmental working group (IGWG) that is mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (hereinafter, the Treaty). It was a tight vote: the resolution was supported by 20 states, mainly from Africa and Asia, and opposed by 14, including the United States and the European Union, with 13 abstentions. The resolution strikes a nerve — and there is much expectation around it.
A false picture of a sustainable industry was painted for investors and other participants, in August 2016 at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which ignores the harmful impacts of the aggressive expansion of the palm oil industry on local communities.
This OXFAM document provides basic information about the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) according to Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This resource also outlines comprehensive steps on how to use FPIC to protect the rights of indigenous peoples against harmful development projects such as dams, mines, and logging.
The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) seeks to strengthen the capacity of ordinary citizens, enable them to defend their own rights and lobby and advocate for better governance and full respect for human rights that every citizen can practice. ADHOC is comprised of the Human Rights and Legal Aid Program, the Khmer Rouge…
Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is an advocacy organization facilitating grassroots participation by empowering local communities through education of their civil and political rights. It facilitates constructive interaction between Cambodian civil society and the international community in order to advocate the progressive realization of Cambodian human rights.
NISGUA participates in a global movement for human rights and fair and just economic systems. They support the oppressed peoples of Guatemala and hold the powerful in Guatemala and the U.S. accountable for their actions. By linking grassroots movements in Guatemala and the U.S., they promote positive social change in both countries as well as…
This section highlightes the key cases in minority rights. The cases are drawn from the European, Inter-American and African regional systems as well as UN Treaty bodies, and are listed in chronological order.