Let’s unpack the updated OECD Guidelines! In June the OECD released significantly updated text for the OECD Guidelines for Multinationals Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct. In June 2023, the OECD released significantly updated text as part of the OECD...
Report “Transparency, codes of ethics and relationship between NGOs and business” available now also in Polish and Russian
There is an increasing pressure on NGOs to diversify the sources of their funding and to take into account cooperation with the business sector. At the same time, it is expected of NGOs to remain independent, transparent and to operate in such a way that is consistent...
How (not) to do Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Case Studies
“How (not) to do Business & Human Rights in Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia” – a collection of 15 case studies from 8 countries in the region (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Poland and Ukraine) is now available...
Report: Status of implementation of UNGPs on Business and Human Rights in Europe & Central AsiaReport:
The progress in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is uneven in Europe and Central Asia and challenged by ongoing socioeconomic, humanitarian, and conflict-related crises. The Scoping Study commissioned by UNDP Istanbul...
Briefing – Drying up: Tracking the environmental and human rights harms caused by hydropower in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Hydropower accounts for a huge portion of energy in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan & Taijkistan and will play a crucial role in the energy transition. But human rights & environmental concerns threaten the sector’s sustainability.
Georgian migrant worker in Germany raises alarms about poor working conditions and housing, says he was paid less than 10% of the money he was promised
Jaba Chachanidze joined a temporary farm worker program jointly organised by the German and Georgian governments. When he arrived, he found nothing but backbreaking labour and squalor.
EIB investments in Central & Eastern Europe’s hydropower sector linked to environmental & social impacts, report alleges; incl. bank’s statement
The European Investment Bank has financed a series of damaging hydropower projects since 2010 which underline the need to tighten its environmental and social standards, according to a new report published by CEE Bankwatch Network and EuroNatur.
Evidence of meaningful implementation of the Gender Action Plan for European Reconstruction and Development Bank and Green Climate Fund’s Green Cities Framework has been not found.
This analysis includes information on human rights issues related to Chinese investment in the CEECA region.
Two award-winning activists discuss their campaigns against controversial hydropower projects in North Macedonia and Georgia.