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Monday 22 September 2014

Preventing Religious Violence in India: Challenges and Prospects of Managing Diversity

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The secular principle of India has been threatened by the increase of targeted violence against minority groups especially the religious, Dalit and tribal minorities. [more]

Tuesday 09 September 2014

Canada’s Mining Interests in Latin America

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FI urges the UN Human Rights Committee to evaluate Canada’s policies related to its mining industry abroad and the negative environmental and human rights impacts inflicted on communities across Latin America.[more]

Tuesday 09 September 2014

Peru: UN recognized Modern Day Slavery and Lack of Access to Birth Registration as Racial Discrimination

PDF of "Submission for CERD_Peru Review"

Madre de Dios is a department in the Peruvian Amazon that is known for its abundant biodiversity and also for its mineral resources. Illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios has led not only to grave environmental destruction but has also contributed to and ...[more]

Monday 18 August 2014

Another Bolivia is Possible, Promoting Human Rights with the United Nations

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The Workshop took place in Bolivia from July 15 - 17, 2014[more]

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Early Victory for the victims of business activities!

March in front of the UN Geneva against corporate impunity

The applause by the NGOs and representatives of victims marked the historical adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution, elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. After intense negotiation among members ...[more]

Monday 14 July 2014

Videos from side event “DRC: Breaking the Links between Natural Resources and Conflict”

Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo, Ms. Mary Robinson

During the celebrations of its 25th anniversary, Franciscans International organized a high-level panel discussion on 21st March 2014 at the Palais de Nations.

Friday 27 June 2014

Treaty Alliance Press Release

Ad in the Financial Times on June 18.

Yesterday, a resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the resolution received ...[more]