Still no binding regulations on indirect human rights violations committed by German Companies

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In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. These 31 principles are based on three key principles; the duty of states and enterprises to protect and respect human rights and   ... →

Lafarge: Accusation of crimes against humanity and complicity in war crimes

The NGOs Sherpa and the ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights) have filed a criminal complaint against the French group Lafarge. The world’s leading cement producer and its Syrian branch Lafarge Cement Syria (LCS) is accused of having   ... →

The 50 biggest CO2-Producers called to take responsibility for the effects of climate change

Zerstörung durch den Taifun Haiyan 2013. Copyright: Erik de Castro https://www.flickr.com/photos/mansunides/10797254835/in/photostream/

Zerstörung durch den Taifun Haiyan 2013. Copyright: Erik de Castro
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mansunides/10797254835/in/photostream/

On 22.September 2015, Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Philippine typhoon survivors drafted a petition requesting that the Philippine Human Rights Commission investigate the responsibility of carbon majors concerning climate change.   ... →

Belo Monte dam project- a threat to local population and nature

The Belo Monte dam project in North East Brazil is currently the largest dam project on earth.

The price for the profits of involved firms is huge: the local population is being displaced, their environment destroyed and species are wiped   ... →