Access to justice for victims of TNCs

CETIM defends victims of human rights violations in the Global South. It supports their representatives in gaining access to and obtaining the intervention of the United Nations protection mechanisms, where required.

Several mechanisms can be activated at the United Nations to get concrete improvements on the ground, in particular the Human Rights Council, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs and the committees that monitor the implementation of the human rights treaties.

CETIM mainly works with peasant organizations, trade unions and organizations representing victims or communities affected by transnational corporations operations.

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

I. Effects of transnational corporations’ activities and working methods on human rights A. What are transnational corporations? 1. Transnational corporations are private law legal entities with a presence in multiple territorial jurisdictions but with a single decision-making headquarters. 2. Transnational corporations are active in the production of goods and of services – in practically all […]

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The Responsibility of Transnational Corporations in the Violation of Human Rights

During the last twenty years, transnational corporations (TNCs) have acquired unprecedented economic, financial and political power. Markets and capital globalization, which has been mostly profitable to these companies, has allowed for further concentration of their capital and production means, creating oligopolistical situations. Their activities cover all sectors . They can choose where and how to […]

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