The State of Business & Human Rights at the Organization of Americas States

In the Americas, there are significant challenges when it comes to addressing the negative impacts of business on human rights of individuals and communities. As noted by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, civil society organization often work under difficult circumstances, and too often are subjected to violence in response to their efforts to protect human rights … More The State of Business & Human Rights at the Organization of Americas States

Human Rights & Fracking

Last week the Center for Human Rights and Environment released a consultation draft of its report, Human Rights and the Business of Fracking Applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to Hydraulic Fracturing. The report looks at the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on human rights through the lens of the UN Guiding … More Human Rights & Fracking

Colombia: Documentary on Oil Palm Plantations on Indigenous Lands

Oil palm plantations are expanding into indigenous territory in Colombia. This powerful short documentary by the Environmental Investigation Agency and the NGO Justicia y Paz looks at the impacts of a palm oil company on local farmers and indigenous communities in Mapiripan, Colombia. For more, visit the Environmental Investigation Agency here.

Temas clave en la negociación de un tratado jurídicamente vinculante sobre empresas y derechos humanos

La primera sesión de negociaciones de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) sobre un instrumento jurídicamente vinculante para las empresas trasnacionales tuvo lugar entre el 6 y el 10 de julio de 2015. Esta sesión es el resultado de la Resolución 26/9[i], presentada por Ecuador y Sudáfrica y firmada por Bolivia, Cuba y Venezuela, y adoptada el 26 de … More Temas clave en la negociación de un tratado jurídicamente vinculante sobre empresas y derechos humanos