Ask your MP to back a Business, Human Rights and Environment Act

We are calling for a new law to make UK companies ensure that their activities do not put human rights or our common home at risk.

Please stand with human rights defenders who are under threat right now by urgently sending an email to your MP and asking them to call for a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act.

Will you email your MP today, asking them to back a new law?

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Around the world, communities who work with CAFOD are experiencing the impacts of climate change, human rights abuses and environmental destruction linked to the activities and supply chains of UK companies. 

This includes people living in communities in La Guajira, Colombia, who report that they have been forcibly displaced or dispossessed so that coal can be mined. The companies who have owned the mine – including BHP, a British company – are profiting from the mine but not adequately fulfiling their responsibility for preventing and remedying these human and environmental abuses.  

Take action to prevent abuses

It’s not just coal mines in Colombia, but companies around the world who are benefiting from the exploitation of people and our common home, often to provide cheap products to affluent countries. This isn’t right. But we can all do something about this: call for a new law now! 

"We need to strengthen national and international legislation to regulate the activities of extractive companies and ensure access to justice for those affected"

Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2020