News | 09-01-2015
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New resources illustrate and guide on how to apply ETOs to specific areas

The ETO Consortium releases a new publication series aiming to illustrate and provide guidance to practitioners on how to apply ETOs and the Maastricht Principles to specific thematic areas.

Photo © Florence Kroff. Pétabarabé Séno village well, Burkina Faso, 2011.

The ETO Consortium, whose secretariat is currently hosted by FIAN International, releases a new publication series authored by members of the Consortium’s thematic focal groups. The goal of this new thematic series is to provide guidance on how to put in practice the Extraterritorial Obligations of States (ETOs) and the Maastricht Principles.
 
The two newest publications include “ETOs in the Context of Eco-destruction and Climate Change”, prepared by Greenpeace and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), which provides several examples of the adverse human rights impacts of environmental destruction and climate change and outlines States’ extraterritorial obligations in relation to preventing and mitigating these, including through international cooperation; and “ETOs in the Context of International Financial Institutions”, written by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with contributions from Amnesty International, which explores the extraterritorial obligations of States when acting through International Financial Institutions. The latest also looks at the direct human rights obligations of IFIs under international law and provides suggestions for civil society action.

These brochures are available in English and Spanish.

Read the newest publications of this Thematic Series:

Read “ETOs in the Context of Eco-destruction and Climate Change” ...

Read “ETOs in the Context of International Financial Institutions” ...

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