September 16, 2019

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), REDRESS and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) have written to the Irish Medical Council ahead of their re-accreditation of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain (RCSI-Bahrain) expected later this y...

September 6, 2019

GLAN and theEuropean Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) released today, 6 September 2019, an open letter to Messe Berlin GmbH, the organiser of the leading Fruit Logistica trade show, and its Ombudsperson. The letter addresses allegations of illegal con...

January 15, 2019

The panel of the complaints mechanism for the German, Dutch and French development banks has ruled that a complaint submitted on 5 November 2018 by nine communities in the DR Congo is admissible. This means that the complaints mechanism will now begin a preliminary rev...

November 8, 2018

Summary 

A North Korean labourer who endured years of slave-like conditions working for Polish company ‘Crist S.A.’, a supplier of a Dutch ship-building firm, has filed a legal complaint against the Dutch firm. It was argued that the Dutch firm knew about the inhumane,...

November 7, 2018

Nine communities from the Democratic Republic of Congo have this week filed a complaint to the German Development Bank (DEG) over a century-long land conflict which they say has deprived them of not only their land but of their ability to adequately feed and house thei...

February 8, 2018

Civil society releases submission on normative framework, criteria for inclusion

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are publicly releasing their j...

November 20, 2017

This note summarises insights from a meeting convened by the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED). The meeting aimed to kick-star...

January 24, 2017

With January 24th being the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, GLAN has marked the occasion with a submission to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into UK-China Relations. This submission discusses the systematic monitoring and repression of lawyers and...

June 7, 2016

For nearly two years GLAN has been pushing for the release of documents on the accreditation of 'Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Bahrain', an Irish branch campus. Ireland's Medical Council granted the facility full accreditation despite evidence of torture and bre...

September 22, 2015

GLAN has sent a stakeholder's submission report to UN Human Rights Council ahead of Ireland's review in 2016. The submission highlights serious shortcomings in the public oversight of a Bahraini education program operated by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RC...

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