The Common Good Foundation has launched its report “Navigating Business and Human Rights in South Asia” which can be accessed below.
The report covers three thematic areas: children’s rights, indigenous peoples rights, and the environment. The report includes recommendations on how governments and businesses can align themselves with international principles on human rights.
To download the report pleaseclick here or you can read below
The CGF in partnership with University of Stirling School of Law (UK) is hosting its 3rd Human Rights and Mass Atrocity Seminar September 17-18, 2020 at Stirling Court Hotel. The seminar is chaired by Dr. Damian Etone and Regina M. Paulose.
The seminar will cover topics such as genocide, cybercrimes, environmental crimes, and business and human rights. The 2018 program can found here (available for purchase) and the 2019 program can be found here.
People’s Tribunals are independent, peaceful, grassroots movements, created by members of civil society, to address impunity that is associated with ongoing or past atrocities. As such, they offer society an alternative history and create a space for healing and reconciliation to take place that may otherwise be stifled by political agendas and legal technicalities. Since the 1960’s, People’s Tribunals have grown and developed to address many kinds of situations, from genocide to environmental degradation.
We urge Member States and the international community to include the specific needs and priorities of indigenous peoples in addressing the global outbreak of COVID 19.” ~ Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Anne Nuorgam.
In this episode of the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, Alan and Regina Paulose discuss the impact of coronavirus on indigenous peoples from a human rights perspective.
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights aims to protect and promote the basic necessities for life which includes rights to adequate healthcare, access to food and water, education, and to take part in cultural life. The report examines whether or not these rights have been fully granted to indigenous groups within Asia. Highlighting the voices of the groups who participated, the report concludes with recommendations on how state parties can strengthen the application of the Convention for indigenous communities in Asia.
The Common Good Foundation hosted a two day workshop on Economic, Cultural, and Social rights in Asia. Indigenous groups from different parts of Asia participated in the workshop held at Canterbury Christ Church University.