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Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.
CAFOD has warned that a UK Bill will make it harder for people in poor countries to seek justice in our courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals.
On Sunday 11 March 2012 I travelled out to a community called Fonds Jean Noel, two hours from the Haitian capital Port au Prince up a jaw-breaking road of loose rocks and scree.
Aid charities are raising awareness of a new law that would force oil, gas and mining companies to tell the truth about their relations with poor countries.
Two years ago on January 12, as the late afternoon heat ebbed away, a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola, devastating Haiti.
I really do hope that when climate change minister Greg Barker calls green campaigners “environmental Taliban” he’s including CAFOD.
Well, the dark skies are persisting over Durban for the climate change talks, but it’s nothing in comparison to the storm over the UK’s vetoing of the new European agreement over fiscal policy and regulation.
There’s a gloomy sky over Durban today on the penultimate day of talks. Richard Black of the BBC is saying that the talks “lack urgency” and from where I’m sitting he seems to have a point.
When it came to critical global issues, the richest nations on earth decided to decide later, says Catholic aid agency CAFOD, of the G20 communiqué.
The development ambitions of the G20 are not evident in the draft summit communique leaked to the media this morning (4 November), says CAFOD.