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Safeguards and the Private Sector: Emerging lessons from voluntary standards and commodity roundtables

Public indignation about the depredations of ill-regulated business has led to a growing recognition of the responsibilities of businesses to respect human rights, as well as the need for stronger regulations to improve the way products are made and ensure that environments and peoples’ rights are respected and protected. There is now greater awareness that what is urgently needed is strengthened environmental stewardship and land governance, reforms of land tenure, and improved enforcement of revised and just laws.

Normas voluntarias del sector privado

La indignación pública ante los expolios de negocios mal regulados ha conducido a un creciente reconocimiento de la responsabilidad de las empresas de respetar los derechos humanos, y de que se necesitan  regulaciones más estrictas para mejorar la forma en que se fabrican los productos y asegurar que el medio ambiente y los derechos de los pueblos son respetados y protegidos.

Les normes volontaires du secteur privé

L’indignation générale concernant les déprédations d’un commerce mal réglementé a conduit à la reconnaissance croissante des responsabilités des entreprises de respecter les droits humains, ainsi que de la nécessité de réglementations renforcées afin d’améliorer la façon dont les produits sont fabriqués et de s’assurer que l’environnement et les droits des personnes soient respectés et protégés.

Standar-standar sukarela sektor swasta

Kemarahan publik mengenai berbagai penghancuran dari bisnis yang buruk telah mengarah pada suatu peningkatan pengakuan atas berbagai tanggung jawab kalangan dunia bisnis utnuk melindungi HAM, dan kebutuhan akan kebijakan yang lebih kuat untuk memperbaiki cara produk-produk dibuat dan memastikan bahwa lingkungan dan hak masyarakat dihormati dan dilindungi. Saat ini muncul kesadaran yang lebih besar  akan perbaikan pengelolaan lingkungan dan governansi lahan, reformasi kepemilikan tanah, dan meningkatnya penegakan hukum yang diperbaiki dan adil. Perubahan semacam ini perlahan mulai bergulir, jadi kosumen dan pembeli ditekan untuk perubahan yang lebih cepat. Hal ini telah menyebabkan meningkatnya penyusunan-standar oleh sektor swasta untuk pengaturan produksi dan pengolahan komoditas untuk mengormati hak, menjamin sumber mata pencarian yang menguntungkan dan berkelanjutan serta mengalihkan tekanan dari kawasan-kawasan penting bagi sumber pengidupan lokal dan nilai konservasi tinggi. Banyak standar yang telah dikembangkan mengakui pentingnya perlindungan hak-hak adat atas tanah dan sumber daya alam lainnya serta hak atas keputusan bebas, didahulukan dan diinformasikan (KBDD/FPIC) antara lain untuk kehutanan, hutan tanaman, minyak sawit, kedelai, tebu, tambak, biofuel/bahan bakar nabati dan penyerapan karbon.

As salvaguardas e o Setor Privado: Lições extraídas das normas voluntárias e mesas redondas de commodities

A indignação pública com relação as depredações realizadas por empresas malreguladas levou a um maior reconhecimento das responsabilidades que as empresas têm em respeitar os direitos humanos, assim como a necessidade de regulações mais estritas para melhorar as formas de produção e garantir a proteção e o respeito pelos ambientes e os direitos dos povos indígenas. Atualmente, existe uma maior conscientização de que é urgentemente necessário fortalecer a administração ambiental e a governança relacionada às terras, reformas relativas à posse da terra e uma melhor aplicação de leis justas e revisadas. Estas reformas estão demorando em serem implementadas. Consequentemente, os consumidores e compradores estão pressionando para que haja mudança mais rápidas. Isso deu lugar ao surgimento de normalizações por parte do setor privado para a regulação da produção e processamento de commodities, com a finalidade de respeitar os direitos, assegurar meios de vida favoráveis e sustentáveis, e desviar a pressão das áreas vitais para a subsistência local e com elevado valor de conservação. As normas, que reconhecem a importância da proteção dos direitos consuetudinários relacionados à terra e a outros recursos naturais, e o direito ao consentimento prévio, livre e informado, agora foram desenvolvidas para inter alia a silvicultura, propriedades madeireiras, óleo de palma, soja, açúcar, aquicultura, biocombustíveis e sequestro de carbono.

New briefing: Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the RSPO; Are the companies keeping their promises? Findings and recommendations from Southeast Asia and Africa

This briefing, launched on the occasion of the 10th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10), draws together the key findings of fourteen studies on FPIC in RSPO member/certified plantations based on the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) and related Indicators and Guidance, and makes recommendations for reforms in the way palm oil companies honour the principle of FPIC and respect customary rights to land.

Press Release: Agribusiness and Human Rights in Southeast Asia Workshop brings together Human Rights Commissioners, indigenous peoples’ representatives, academics and NGOs from across the world. November 2011

PRESS INFORMATION – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A landmark workshop, “Human Rights and Business: Plural Legal Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Institutional Strengthening and Legal Reform”, is taking place at the Santika Hotel, Kuta, Bali, from today until 1 December 2011, convened by the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and supporting NGOs SawitWatch and Forest Peoples Programme. The event will be attended by over 60 participants, from the National Human Rights Commissions of the Southeast Asian region, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission, notable academics, representatives of indigenous peoples, as well as members of supportive national and international NGOs.

Nur Kholis, Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), said,

“We are taking this initiative in collaboration with the other human rights commissioners of South East Asia as a way of ensuring a more balanced approach to development based on respect for peoples’ rights, with an emphasis on the need to secure livelihoods and the right to food.”