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Monday 18 May 2015

The full report of the side-event on European perspectives on the legally binding instrument on business and human rights is out.

 You can find the report here. The side-event, that took place during the March 2015 Human Rights Council, had been convened by CIDSE, Franciscans International (FI), FIAN International, FIDH, Friends of the Earth Europe, and the International ...[more]


Monday 04 May 2015

FI connects with grassroots activists at JPIC Meeting in Guatemala

An FI representative joined the Third JPIC Meeting of the Franciscan Family of Central America in Guatemala City, to meet and connect with human rights defenders.[more]


Monday 27 April 2015

FI Campaigning for the Human Right to Water in Post-2015 Agenda

UPDATE: On May 7th, 621 organizations collectively representing billions of people globally issued a joint letter to United Nations Member States urging them to include the fundamental right to water and sanitation in the Declaration of the Post-2015 ...[more]


Thursday 09 April 2015

FI joins local NGOs in reporting and lobbying for Côte d’Ivoire’s review by the Human Rights Committee

Civil and political rights are still often abused in Côte d’Ivoire in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis, especially when it comes to civil liberties, the conditions of detention, and child rights.  People are left in preventative ...[more]


Monday 23 March 2015

FI & Treaty Alliance partners drive dialogue around the legally binding instrument on Business & Human Rights

FI co-hosted a high level side-event at the Human Rights Council last Thursday, March 19th. The panel explored European perspectives on the legally binding instrument on business and human rights, exposing an array of – sometimes clashing – points of ...[more]


Monday 16 March 2015

FI bringing the voice of the grassroots to the Human Rights Council

FI has delivered 5 oral statements in the first two weeks of the Human Rights Council.[more]


Tuesday 10 March 2015

Business and Financial Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

On March 9th, FI's advocacy director delivered a joint Oral Statement (FI and Center of Concern) at the Human Rights Council, exposing  questionable connections between the private sector and governments that often result in human ...[more]