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Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

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New Report on `Human Rights in West Papua´!

New Report on `Human Rights in West Papua´!

Take a look at our new publication on Human Rights in West Papua.

Published jointly by the International Coalition for West Papua and Franciscans International, this new report details cases of violations in West Papua between April 2013 and December 2014: arrests during demonstrations, torture, extra-judicial killings, blatant racism against indigenous Papuans, and more.

Sign the new Statement from the Treaty Alliance!

Sign the new Statement from the Treaty Alliance!

The new statement calls for the IGWG Process to deliver effective human rights protections to prevent and remedy corporate abuses.

Read and sign the statement HERE.

More on the Treaty Alliance and how to get involved HERE.

Read FI's official submission to the IGWG HERE.

Dutch Franciscans in Papua

Dutch Franciscans in Papua

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At the beginning of the 20th century, Franciscan Friars left their home in the Netherlands to share their lives with the Indigenous Peoples in Papua.

Franciscans International is supporting the friars mission and promotes the campaign of Papua Land of Peace at the international level.

This campaign is rooted in the work of the friars that is described in this book, as the true stewards of human dignity.

Rights Based Approach to Resource Extraction

Development: Sustainable for Whom?

New Handbook & Video on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Are Here!

FI Advocacy Director at Business & Human Rights Forum

Watch our Advocacy Director explain FI’s work around Business and Human Rights after the intervention of His Excellency Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. Geneva

Birth registration - A step towards protection

Birth registration - A step towards protection

Birth Registration, as part of Civil Registration, is the official record of a child’s existence. It is a fundamental human right enshrined in Articles 7 and 8 of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Birth registration is the document that establishes legal identity of a child. It is also a prerequisite to the realization of a series human rights ensuring child’s development and well-being, ensuring protection against abuse, exploitation, violence and statelessness. This film was produced by the Universal Birth Registration Working Group to which FI is active member. It features input from government, UNHCR and key NGO representatives on the importance of civil registration and the key elements of the 2013 UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusion on the topic. The Conclusion is available at: unhcr.org/525fdfef9.html.

Breakthrough Resolution of the HRC

Breakthrough Resolution of the HRC

Yesterday (June 26.), 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.

For more information read the Press Release

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