This briefing outlines the responsibility of businesses to respect human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), also known as the Ruggie Framework
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In reaction to the 2013 European Neighborhood Policy Package, put forward today by European Commissioner Stefan Füle, the Head of Oxfam EU Office, Natalia Alonso, said:
A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences and requires serious safeguards to be put in place warns a coalition of ten non-governmental organizations today.
Martin Hartberg, Oxfam Policy Officer in Jerusalem said:
Several organizations expressed their concern for the actions that took place in Guatemala on October 4, when seven members of the indigenous K’iche’ community lost their life as a consequence of the disproportionate response to their protests by State security forces who used firearms against the protesters.
This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.
International aid agency Oxfam is deeply concerned about the escalating violence witnessed across Egypt and strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Egyptian security forces against