News tagged "Extractives"

Pax Christi International calls for the Zero Draft on a legally binding instrument on business and human rights to be strengthened

Following a call for submissions by the intergovernmental working group in preparation of the next session for negotiations, Pax Christi International has provided a submission for giving input on last year’s Zero Draft and has supported a submission by the NGO Mining Working Group at the UN in New York, of which it is a member...

Germany: Pax Christi Germany partners with others to release short film documenting abuses in the mines of the DR Congo

The Solidarity with Central Africa Commission of the German section of Pax Christi and the organisation Eirene Grands Lacs, in cooperation with the Burundi Press House, have produced a short promotional film, "Gold and Misery" denouncing not only child labour in a gold mine in Misisi in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but also the situation of women and men working there under penal conditions...

Pax Christi International, PAX and OIDHACO to hold a panel discussion in Brussels on the current context in Colombia on 20 November

On 20 November, Pax Christi International with co-organisers PAX from the Netherlands and the International Office on Human Rights – Action Colombia (OIDHACO), will present a panel discussion entitled, “The Colombian Peace Process and Extractives Situation Under a New Government: Which EU Responses Are Needed?”...

Latin America: Pax Christi International asks European Parliament members to support new report on indigenous people’s rights

On the 3rd of July, the European Parliament will vote during its plenary session in Strasbourg on the report, “Violation of the rights of indigenous peoples in the world, including land grabbing”, drafted by rapporteur Mr. Francisco Assis...

STATEMENT: A call to the European Union - Human rights violations continue in Honduras

We as representatives of members organisations on the Pax Christi International working group on extractive industries in Latin America join the voices of those expressing great concern about the violations of the human rights of social leaders, human rights defenders and opposition leaders by Honduran State security forces...

Pax Christi International sends letter to Canadian government regarding its decision to create an ombudsperson dealing with extractives cases

Pax Christi International is glad that following its letter of 28 February 2017 and after receiving a response letter, the Canadian government has decided to create an ombudsperson to oversee Canadian mining, oil and gas operations around the world...

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