See this post in PDF The United Nations (UN) Working Group on the issue of Human Rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises submitted to the Human Rights Council, on June 16th, the visit Report held in Brazil between December 7th and 16th, 2015. The visit – the first to Latin America and the Caribbean […]
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In a number of occasions, victims of human rights violations committed by transnational corporations all around the globe perceived how their countries were incapable, and sometimes even unwilling to provide an effective response for the abuses perpetrated. This scenario is a direct consequence of some of the negative effects brought by economic globalization. The vast […]
Latin America is under a process of expansion of the mining and metallurgical sector, particularly Brazil, which placed second among the largest exporters of iron ore in the world in 2013. The economic dependence of the region in relation to this activity is alarming and subject to the vulnerabilities of high and low cycles in […]
Between the16th and the 18th of November the IV United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights took place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, and gathered over two thousand people to establish discussions from different perspectives about the International Agenda on Business and Human Rights. Homa – Human Rights and Business Centre of […]
Starting in 2015, September, The investigations for development of a series of papers about the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights were motivated by the apparent need for a critical academic follow up of the process of elaboration of a NAP in Brazil, which is still in an early stage. This series aims […]
The III International Seminar on Human Rights and Business is part of a series of events that have been organized in recent years by Homa – Centre for Human Rights and Business of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora – Brazil. This event will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro – […]
Homa – Centre for Human Rights and Business has the honor of announcing the release of “Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business”, the first specific Journal on the theme in Brazil, with the goal to contribute to the construction of this academic field, and to encourage the publishing of works of […]
The Working Group of the United Nations (UN) on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises had, on a visit to Mariana, the goal of hearing the testimony of people affected by the collapse of Samarco Mining Company’s Fundão Dam. The tailings from Vale Mining Company (Vale) joint venture with the Anglo-Australian BHP […]
The potential drafting of a binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights raises some unclear issues both to the academy and to civil society. Aiming to contribute to the discussion on the theme in a national level, Homa is presenting a series of papers with brief comments about some of the most relevant points. The full […]
The Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises was created in 2012, after the end of the mandate of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business, John Ruggie, and aims to promote the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business […]
Between 16th and 18th November, 2015, The Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place in Geneva, and Homa – Human Rights and Business Centre of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora – Brazil – will organize a panel along with other universities from various countries and regions. The […]
Letter from Ouro Preto Political document of the 5th International Meeting of People Affected by Vale – Minas Gerais , Brazil, August 13-15, 2015 We, traditional communities, social and environmental movements, trade unions and civil society organizations of Brazil and the world, members of the International Articulation of People Affected by Vale, have gathered for our […]
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