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Public letters

Civil society letters to businesses, investors and government, signed or authored by CORE

Brumadinho dam: NGOs urge companies and investors to use leverage and require Vale to remedy the situation

Thursday, 21 February 2019

CORE and 85 other organisations addressed a letter to companies and investors of the mining and steel industry following the rupture of the Brumadinho tailings dam, on January 25, urging them to exercise their due diligence and to require Vale S.A. to adequately repair the victims of these events and provide guarantees of non-repetition.

Read the letter to business partners and actors in the supply chain >>


Much to fear from post-Brexit trade deals with ISDS mechanisms

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

CORE has signed a joint letter calling for UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox to take seriously the concerns of civil society and set out a trade policy that puts people and planet before corporate interests.

Read the letter published in the Guardian >>


Joint Statement Calls on Government for Central Modern Slavery Registry

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Read the public statement here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


NGOs call on Swedish mining company Boliden not to block access to justice

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Campaigners Call on UK Supreme Court to Allow Nigerian Communities’ Appeal in Landmark Case Against Shell

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


NGOs Call on Unilever CEO to Match Rhetoric with Action

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Human Rights Organisations Call on Liam Fox to Stop Export of Surveillance Equipment to Honduras

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Read the letter here »

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Letter to the President of the European Commission on Human Rights Expertise for the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Letter to Tanzanian President on Gold Mine Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Letter on Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Letter to Thai Prime Minister re Criminal Defamation of Migrant Workers

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Letter to Honduran Ambassador in the UK regarding Berta Cáceres

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Read the letter here >>

Read CORE’s blog here >>


Joint CSO Letter to Thun Group Banks on Human Rights Responsibilities

February 14, 2017

An open letter in response to the Thun Group’s recent paper considering Principle 13 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), from BankTrack and 34 other signatories from international civil society and academia.

Read the letter >>

Read the response >>


Open letter to brands and retailers purchasing Assam tea

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Open letter from civil society organisations to brands and retailers purchasing Assam tea attending the TEAM UP 2016 conference on tea and sustainability, regarding raising wages in Assam and request to remove litigation in the Guwahati High Court preventing updated minimum wage payments on Assam tea estates.

Download the letter »


Recommendations to London Stock Exchange’s AIM for removal of United Cacao Ltd.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In a letter sent to the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), over 60 indigenous organizations and NGOs from Peru, Europe, and the United States raise grave concerns related to ongoing illegal deforestation for palm oil and cacao in the Peruvian Amazon by United Cacao Limited SEZC. The groups have called for the company to be immediately removed from trading on AIM, citing the company’s breaches of AIM rules and illegal clear-cutting of Peruvian rainforest.

Download the letter >>