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Honduras : les assassinats contre les environnementalistes se poursuivent
Sept ans après le coup d’Etat au Honduras, les assassinats et la criminalisation à l’encontre des défenseurs des droits humains, de l’environnement, des communautés indiennes ou paysannes ne fléchissent pas.
Free Trade Agreements have exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in Central America
Proposals like the Alliance for Prosperity Plan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only accelerate a race to the bottom for families in the Northern triangle of Latin America.
Trade or human rights? Integrity of State Department trafficking report still an open question
"The Administration appears to be resolute in forging a flawed trade agreement with countries that currently violate fundamental labor and human rights."
Time for EU to hold corporations to account
Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes a reference to the UN process to establish binding rules that would force multinational corporations to respect human rights laws, but calls on the EU to start actively supporting this UN process.
Don’t trade with Western Sahara, says Danish parliament
The Danish parliament unanimously passed a motion on Western Sahara that urges Danish companies and the Danish public sector not to trade with Africa’s last colony.
UN Treaty on transnational corporations, other business enterprises & human rights: Options for justice
This report discusses options for the following aspects of the treaty: access to remedy; enforcement mechanisms; and its relationship with the trade and investment regime.
Spain: COAG will request cancellation of EU-Morocco free trade agreement
The head for fruits and vegetables at COAG is requesting in the European Parliament for the immediate implementation of the ruling cancelling the agreement for free agricultural trade between the EU and Morocco because of the illegal inclusion of Western Sahara.
EU sacrifices human rights for Vietnam free trade
New EU-Vietnam trade agreements are being fast-tracked with barely any attention to human rights.
Iceland agrees with CJEU, excludes Western Sahara from trade deal
All four members states of the EFTA free trade association conclude in the same way as the Court of Justice of the European Union. Goods from Western Sahara cannot be inluded in free trade agreements with Morocco.
TTIP investment court ‘incompatible with human rights’
The EU’s new investment court is no more consistent with fundamental rights than the previous investor-state dispute settlement system, according to a UN human rights expert.
New report: Canadian companies behind nearly all of the dirty trade
Two Canadian companies, Agrium and PotashCorp, were behind two thirds of all imports of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
Here is why the EU appealed EU Court ruling on Western Sahara
The Official Journal of the European Union has published the appeal brought by the EU Council against the Court of Justice of the EU’s decision to annul the EU-Morocco agricultural agreement insofar as it applies in Western Sahara.
Navigating governments’ obligations in the context of land investments
A new report from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment explores the dilemmas posed by land investments under international investment treaties and human rights law.
Human rights issues increase uncertainty for Morocco, Vietnam trade deals
EU trade agreements with Morocco and Vietnam could see rough times ahead after criticism of the lack of impact assessment on human rights.
Human rights, corruption and the Canada-Honduras free trade agreement: the assassination of activist Berta Caceres
Human rights leader Berta Caceres’ assassination now serves as a global symbol of the struggle for freedom and democracy as colonized peoples world-wide languish beneath the yoke of imperialism.
Migrants from the South, the contemporary faces of exclusion and marginalization
Today’s migrations, as macro international displacements of hundreds of thousands of people with or without documents — in many cases in precarious conditions of transit — have been and are one of the social processes that characterize what is happening in different latitudes of the earth since in the new century, in the global context of neoliberal economic restructuring directed by transnational enterprises and the capitalist countries of the first world.
European commission found guilty of maladministration for EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
European Ombudsman concluded that the Commission’s refusal to carry out a human rights impact assessment constituted maladministration.
Indigenous Peoples’ land and resource rights in Latin America
The impacts of free trade agreements.
Negotiations kick off on a binding treaty on business and human rights
The UNGPs set out a three-pillar framework: the state duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and access to remedy for victims of business-related abuses.
Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over crackdown and harassments which caused $150mn in losses
Pan-Arab TV Network Al-Jazeera is taking legal actions against Egypt over the closure of the Qatar-owned broadcast network and the harassments of its journalists has led to $150 million worth of losses.