Entries by Arindo

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: Homa releases analysis of the Report of the visit to Brazil and launches campaign for the legally binding Treaty.

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 […]

Homa releases documents with recommendations about the Extraterritorial obligations of Home States

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 […]

Homa releases report on the Açu Port case, located in the state of Rio de janeiro

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 […]

Home releases report of the IV Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

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 […]

Homa launches first of a series of papers about National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights

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 […]

Homa releases report of the meeting with the UN Working Group in Mariana, MG

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 […]

Homa releases first of a series of papers as a contribution to the discussion of a binding treaty on Business and Human Rights

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 […]

Homa and other Brazilian civil society organizations release open letter for the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations, with recommendations for the group’s next visit to Brazil.

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 […]