DIFFFUSION D’INFORMATION DU 4 AOÛT 2010
Rapport sur la Globalisation
La FIDH vient de lancer la publication d’un Guide en anglais sur les moyens de
recours contre les Abus et les violations des Droits de l’Homme.
Ce Guide sera un outil précieux sur les mécanismes de la lutte contre
l’Impunité, outil précieux non seulement pour les victimes de ces Abus, mais
aussi pour les Organisations Non Gouvernementales telles que la Ligue
Djiboutienne des Droits Humains dans le cadre de la sensibilisation pour
encourager à déposer des plaintes et éclairer et suivre les nombreuses victimes
des atrocités de l’Equipe maintenue par la Force et la Terreur en République de
Dès réception de la version en Français, la LDDH assurera une diffusion immédiate et préparera des explications en Afar et en Somalie.
FIDH launches new publication
GlobalizationReportsHeadlinesCorporate Social Responsibility
7 July 2010
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is pleased to announce the publication of a guide for victims and NGOs on recourse mechanisms in cases of corporate-related human rights violations. The guide was launched today in Amsterdam on the occasion of a public debate on corporate justice held in collaboration with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and OECD Watch and with the participation of experts such as Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, author of the guide’s foreword and former FIDH
Secretary General and Katherine Gallagher, Attorney of the Centre for Constitutional Rights and FIDH Vice-Presidnt.
In all parts of the world, human rights and environmental abuses are taking place as a result of the direct or indirect action of corporations. In Latin America, union leaders are being shot for publicly claiming their rights in many countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador.
From the Philippines to Peru, indigenous peoples’ right to be consulted in relation to investment projects in the extractive industry continues to be ignored.
Twenty years after the Bhopal tragedy, in which toxic gases leaked from a pesticide plant owned by the Union Carbide Corporation, thousands of surviving victims are still awaiting fair compensation and the plant site has still not been cleaned up.
Yet, victims of corporate-related abuses still struggle to obtain justice and as
a result, impunity prevails
With this guide, FIDH seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their representatives, NGOs and other civil society groups (unions, peasant associations, social movements, activists) to seek justice and obtain reparation for victims of human rights abuses involving multinational corporations.
The guide is comprised of five sections. Each examines a different type of
instrument, including intergovernmental mechanisms, legal options, mediation
mechanisms such as the OECD national contact points, complaints mechanisms
stemming from financial support received by companies and mechanisms that can be
explored according to voluntary commitments taken by companies.
FIDH hopes it will encourage the actors involved to share and exchange
strategies on the outcomes of using these mechanisms and help to ensure victims
of human rights violations can obtain justice.
The guide will be made available in French and Spanish. With an upcoming online
interactive version, it is meant to be a dynamic tool that is accessible and
that can be updated and improved.
Hard copies are available upon request.