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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jul 5, 2014

Working for Social Justice in Food Systems

On June 24-26 Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari attended “Linking Social Struggles: Can the Path Towards Human Rights Compliant, Holistic and Sustainable Food Systems Serve to Unify Struggles?” (photo: CC/Flickr/Oxfam/East Africa/farming) At the meeting, bringing together representatives around sixty civil society, social movement and peasant organizations and academic representatives from all regions of the world, Mr. Caliari will be a resource person on issues relating to financial regulation and investment issues related to the food system. On June 26th, Mr. Caliari joined a planning meeting of the Extraterritorial Obligations Consortium, a network dedicated to promote the extraterritorial application of human rights norms, of which the Center of Concern is a member.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 11, 2014

CoC Co-organizes June Events on Tax Policy and Human Rights

Center of Concern is proud to announce three events that RightingFinance, the initiative it coordinates, will be holding in the course of the month of June 2014 on the theme of tax policy and human rights. The events take place in Geneva and in New York City on the occasion of the release of the latest report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, which has tax policy and human rights as its main focus. (Click title for details.) Photo: CC/Flicr/Sudipta_Arka_Das.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Human Rights in Partnerships to Finance Sustainable Development

On April 3-4 2014, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari takes part of “Co-Creating New Partnerships for Financing Sustainable Development.” This consultation, being held by the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing Sustainable Development to gather inputs from non-governmental stakeholders, takes place the city of Helsinki, Finland. (photo by Jim G/CC) 

 

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Mar 30, 2014

Seeking Justice for Extraterritorial Human Rights Impacts

At the Institute of Human Rights at Abo Akademi University in the city of Turku, Finland, from March 27-29, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari attended the final meeting of the Globalization and Transnational Human Rights Obligations (GLOTHRO) projectScholars at the conference will discuss and present papers on prospective cross-cutting legal principles relevant for the attribution and distribution of responsibility for breaches of human rights law between foreign states, transnational corporations and international organizations. Mr. Caliari’s paper contributes ideas on frameworks for extraterritorial attribution of responsibility, regarding human rights impacts of financial sector activity. Image of Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 18, 2014

The important Legacy of the Vienna Human Rights Conference for a New Development Agenda

 Through a chapter contributed to the book Vienna + 20 Advancing the Protection of Human Rights: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives 20 Years after the World Conference, published by the government of Austria, CoC team member Aldo Caliari joins distinguished officials and experts in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Conference on Human Rights.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 11, 2014

RBW Speaks at Moscow Seminar on Russia's Contribution to Post-2015 Development Agenda

On March 12, 2014, CoC team member Aldo Caliari spoke at a High Level Expert Seminar held in the framework of Russia’s Group of 8 Presidency: The Post-2015 Development Agenda: towards a new partnership for development. What contribution could the Russian Presidency in the G8 make?” The seminar, held in Moscow, was organized by the Russian G8 Presidency team, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Mr. Caliari's presentation was part of a panel focused on how to make development finance work for sustainable development.

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

EFJ Creates Women's History Month Calendar, Prayer for Ukraine

An interactive calendar created by Sr. Dianna Ortiz OSU, EFJ's associate director, highlights 31 remarkable women such as Rachel Corrie, left, who have devoted their lives to peace and justice. Each day features a profile, quote, prayer, reflection questions and a video link regarding the life and work of these women. EFJ also shares a prayer for those who aren't sure how to pray regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. To see the prayer, which is free to all, or subscribe, visit EFJ's website.

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

EFJ Creates Women's History Month Calendar, Prayer for Ukraine

An interactive calendar created by Sr. Dianna Ortiz OSU, EFJ's associate director, introduces 31 remarkable women such as Rachel Corrie, left, who have devoted their lives to peace and justice. Each day provides a profile, quote, prayer, reflection questions and a video link to the life and work of these inspirational women. EFJ also provides a prayer for those not sure how to pray or what to say regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. The prayer is free to all at the EFJ website, where subscription details also can be found.

Education for Justice | Sat, Feb 22, 2014

EFJ Creates Resources on Immigration Reform, Music, Sr. Dorothy Stang

Education for Justice has posted five fresh resources to its award-winning website. These include an extensive discussion guide of "On 'Strangers No Longer,'" which explores the historic U.S./Mexico Bishops' pastoral letter on immigration. Another resource helps learners unpack the social justice messages found in music. Sr. Dorothy Stang, courageous advocate for human rights and protection of the rainforest, also is celebrated. To see these and other resources for teaching justice, click here.

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Global Women's Project Director Expresses Outrage at Incident of Abuse of Power

Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Concern’s Global Women’s Project, joined a conversation with scholars, religious leaders, and policy makers on “Religion and Foreign Policy” at the invitation of the Council on Foreign Relations. Featured speaker Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, discussed issues surrounding secularism in the U.S. and abroad.  

 

 

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