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CESCR General Comment No. 24 on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the context of business activities: restricting marketing and advertising of certain goods to protect public health

Released last August, the General Comment No. 24 (2017) adopted by the CESCR Committee provided an important clarification on State Obligations in reaction to the growing impact of business activities on the enjoyment of specific Covenant rights. After the Statement...

Written contribution from CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brot für die Welt, SOMO and IBFAN-GIFA to the IGWG on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their second session (24 to 28 October 2016)

This submission by CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brot für die Welt, SOMO and IBFAN-GIFA focuses on three core elements of a future treaty: 1. Adequate access to remedy 2. Effective enforcement mechanisms 3. The Treaty and the...

Implementing the International Code of Breast-milk Substitutes in Countries: Time to Accelerate Action

On 9 May 2016, WHO, UNICEF and IBFAN had the pleasure to hold an evening of discussion on national implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant WHA resolutions at Geneva Press Club. Watch the event podcast on http://new.livestream.com/GvaPressClub/Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is...

REJOIGNEZ LA TREATY ALLIANCE & SIGNEZ LA DECLARATION DEMANDANT LA REGLEMENTATION DES MULTINATIONALES

En juin 2014, le Conseil des Droits de l’Homme a entendu la demande d’un groupe d’organisations de la société civile, appelé la Treaty Alliance, l’enjoignant à développer un nouveau traité afin de mettre un terme aux abus des multinationales en matière de droits humains. Voir http://breastfeedingandhr.blogspot.ch/2014/06/treaty-alliance-press-release-june-27.html...