Category: Business & human rights

  • Press release –  NGOs call out to Perenco: end the opacity to tackle the multinational’s impunity

    Press release – NGOs call out to Perenco: end the opacity to tackle the multinational’s impunity

    In a letter made public today, Sherpa, Friends of the Earth France and Avocats sans Frontières call the oil company Perenco S.A out. Our associations denounce the opacity of Perenco group’s organization and operation, as well as the absence of any information on the way the French company takes into account the social and environmental…

  • Communiqué de presse : Appel à la sécurité sanitaire et aux droits des travailleuses et travailleurs des industries à forte intensité de main d’œuvre face à la pandémie COVID-19

    Communiqué de presse : Appel à la sécurité sanitaire et aux droits des travailleuses et travailleurs des industries à forte intensité de main d’œuvre face à la pandémie COVID-19

    Au vu des circonstances exceptionnelles qui touchent l’ensemble de la planète, dues à la menace grave et imminente que représente la « pandémie COVID19 » pour la santé et la vie humaines, et sur la base des diverses mesures de prévention prônées par l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et adoptées par de nombreux pays pour…

  • Partners’ profiles 4/4 : The Networks of Observers

    ASF has helped create and revitalise networks of observers in the DRC. They are independent, they exist and are managed autonomously by their members. ASF and these networks work together to empower populations impacted by the activities of extractive companies. Today, we invite you to meet its members. They talk about the reasons behind their…

  • Partners’ Profiles 3/4 : Annie Masengo

    Partners’ Profiles 3/4 : Annie Masengo

    Annie Masengo speaks to us about her struggles within the Congolese League against Corruption (LICOCO). She tells us about the observations that led her to engage in the fight against corruption, an endemic phenomenon in the natural resource sector, and of the importance of all community members, regardless of gender, being able to make their…

  • Partners’ Profiles 2/4 : Ghislain Lukambo

    Partners’ Profiles 2/4 : Ghislain Lukambo

    Avocats Sans Frontières, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2002, would not be able to act without its partners. It is for this reason that, today, we wanted to give voice to them. These men and women told us about their everyday life, their realities and their convictions. Through a series of profiles, meet…

  • Partners’ profiles 1/4 :  Marceline Nzati

    Partners’ profiles 1/4 : Marceline Nzati

    Avocats Sans Frontières, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2002, would not be able to act without its partners. It is for this reason that, today, we wanted to give voice to them. These men and women told us about their everyday life, their realities and their convictions. Speaking today is Marceline Nzati,…

  • Joint Statement: Case submission to the French NPC to establish transparency on the Perenco Group’s activities in Tunisia

    Joint Statement: Case submission to the French NPC to establish transparency on the Perenco Group’s activities in Tunisia

    ASF and I Watch are united in promoting the principles of respect and protection of human rights in the context of the business industry. In this context, on the 26 July 2018, we brought the activities of the Perenco Group in the governorate of Kebili in Tunisia, and their compliance with the OECD Guidelines for…

  • Digging for power: Women empowerment and justice amidst extractive industry developments in Uganda

    Digging for power: Women empowerment and justice amidst extractive industry developments in Uganda

    Joining in the celebration of women across the world today, ASF releases its analysis of the progresses and shortcomings in achieving women’s rights in Uganda’s extractive industry context.

  • Doubt and hope: young people’s views on local governance in Tunisia

    Doubt and hope: young people’s views on local governance in Tunisia

    For nearly three years, ASF and I Watch have been assisting the involvement and constructive participation of Tunisian citizens in local governance relating to natural resources. A survey of young people’s views was carried out in the mining regions of Tataouine and Medenine. Analysis of the results reveals their lack of trust in political institutions…

  • Belgian Ministry for Development earmarks funding for access to justice

    Belgian Ministry for Development earmarks funding for access to justice

    Excellent news: ASF has just been granted significant funding for five years by the Belgian DGD (Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid). This aid will be used for projects supporting justice in five countries: Burundi, Indonesia, Morocco, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This also represents ASF’s first project in Indonesia.