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UN expert calls for abolition of Investor-State dispute settlement

Press release of the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order NEW YORK (26 October 2015) – “Trade must be made to work for human rights and development and not against them,” the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, […]

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The Human Rights Council acts against impunity of transnational corporations!

Press release Historic: the Human Rights Council decides to launch negotiations on new binding international norms concerning the human rights responsibilities of TNCs! The Human Rights Council just adopted a resolution presented by Ecuador and South Africa that establishes an intergovernmental working group with the mandate of developing an international legally binding instrument to regulate […]

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Forum on Business and Human Rights What’s behind the Big Show at the UN?

Geneva, 3 December 2012- For some three decades, we have been witness to the increasing power of transnational corporations (TNCs). At present, world-wide, hundreds of TNCs control the major part of the production and marketing of goods and services. This position gives them a power without precedent in history. Moreover, the transformation of banking activities […]

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Toward the adoption by the United Nations of an international declaration on the right of peasants and other persons living in rural areas !

Geneva, 1st September 2012 – It is with immense satisfaction that the small-scale farmers union Uniterre, representing in Switzerland the international peasants movement La Vía Compesina, and its partners in this undertaking, the Europe – Third World Centre (CETIM) and FIAN Switzerland, announce that the Human Rights Council has deemed it necessary to better protect […]

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