Tag Global Governance

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HLAC presented a report to the IACHR on HR and companies

Report prepared by the Healthy Latin American Coalition (CLAS) was presented in the framework of a public consultation opened by the Special Rapporteurship on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights (REDESCA) of the Inter-American…
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Concern and uncertainty regarding the progress of the works of the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center

The works of the Environmental Center of Villa Carlos Paz show an advance of 90% and estimate that in 30 days it will be in operation. Meanwhile, the concern of the residents of Malagueño continues asking for concrete measures to make effective…
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Civil society met in the C20

We were participating in the C20 meeting, a civil society affinity group for the G20 process. In it, we coordinated the discussions of the investment and infrastructure work group, and participated in meetings with authorities. “Below, we…
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Leased opportunity: Program and Communication Officer

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is making a call to fill the post of Program and Communication Officer, under the supervision of FUNDEPS. This position is full-time and will be responsible for providing support to the coordination…
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BID Invest will review in 2018 its policy of access to information

During 2018, the private sector investment arm of the Inter-American Development Bank, BID Invest, will review its institutional policy on access to information. It is a process that is expected to improve its current policy, in order to effectively…
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What does 2017 leave us in relation to trunk pipelines?

2017 was a year of progress and setbacks for gas pipelines project in Córdoba, but also of strong criticism for the lack of government transparency in relation to the project and the link with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, involved in a scandal of corruption. Here, a review of the most important events of the year in relation to this strategic project for Córdoba.
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China-Argentina relations under the Macri administration: do we change?

This working document presents a brief analysis of the current relations between the People's Republic of China and Argentina in a national and international context; and taking into account aspects such as the relationship between the Asian…
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Effective access to reparation measures at the center of the debate of the 6th United Nations Forum

During the 27th, 28th and 29th of November, we participated in the Sixth United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights. The forum brings together actors from different sectors to discuss the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina: risks and opportunities

After some attempts to give legal form to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the years 2000 and 2005, Argentina approved in 2016 new legislation for public-private partnership contracts. This new investment system for infrastructure projects involves risks that need to be analyzed.
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Claim for higher standards of protection of DD.HH. in infrastructure megaprojects

The Declaration of Lima, signed by civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the urgent need to ensure the rights of environmental defenders in the face of the growing cases of corruption surrounding megaprojects and the lack of access to public information.