The CSIG's vision is a world in which human rights are neither denied nor undermined by unethical governance or poor administration of the law; in which institutions are representative and accountable, and effectively deliver upon their legitimate obligations; and in which space for civic voice is not threatened.
Accordingly, the CSIG will focus on supporting those communities that are impacted by destabilising and abusive governance. We will assist such communities both directly and indirectly and offer support through training and capacity building. We will support the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG16 for peace, justice and strong institutions. And we will support the UN's Global Compact, particularly by focusing on the Governance aspects in ESG.
Beneficiary groups might include but would not necessarily be confined to:
The CSIG will also support those (largely through training), that wish to support such communities, including the CSIG's wider membership. As adequate resources become available, the CSIG will aim to provide services pro bono, to those suffering hardship
It is recognised that the CSIG's ambitions cannot be fulfilled by working alone, thus we will seek to join existing collegiate groups and to build collaborative partnerships and alliances with others working to advance human rights and achieve SDG 16 including national, regional and international agencies. We will look to join with individuals and groups from civil society organisations, business, academia, research, and others, to form long-standing relationships.
Good Governance and Ethical Leadership are Crucial in our Changing World. Developed and developing nations alike face widening socio-economic differentials, and ethnic and religious tensions. Populist and illiberal leaders inflame societal divisions. Corporate entities are used for illicit purposes. Criminal networks and mobile communications transcend borders and complicate prosecutions. Fake news undermines legitimate journalism and democratic processes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has critically worsened this situation:
Questions now arise as to how organisations – state, private and third sector – can maintain integrity in these disrupted times.
The CSIG will offer:
A Think-tank – a membership organisation providing a forum for the discussion of policy and strategy / strategic issues – of national and international significance – to identify, appraise and suggest solutions to human rights issues, focusing on supporting and protecting societies undermined by unethical governance and/or poor administration of the law .
A training, research and advisory centre to provide: