CETIM statements on the impunity of transnational corporations

In the following pages, you will find CETIM’s English declarations at the UN on the theme of impunity of transnational corporations


Comments on the Secretary-General’s report on the reform of the UN

By publishing his report on the reform of the United Nations, on the 21st of March 20051, the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan caused quite a stir. Entitled ‘In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all’ the document starts impressively, however, the contents hardly live up to the title’s promise. In fact, although […]

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Transnational corporations and human rights

I. The mandate of the Working Group on transnational corporations The resolution 2005/69 of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) totally ignores the work accomplished since many years by the Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, including the Draft “Norms” adopted in 2003. Both the AAJ and CETIM have serious reservations concerning […]

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FTAA dangers and the urgent necessity of an alternative for development

1. Already more than a century ago, at the 1889 Inter-American Conference in Washington, a proposal was made that Latin American countries integrate their economies into that of the United States. This project, which included a customs union, and, in its more audacious draft, a common currency, ultimately failed. After months of negotiations, the Latin […]

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Draft Norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations

I. INTRODUCTION The Draft Norms on Transnational Corporations approved by the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, is completely different – in a positive sense – to the initial draft submitted to the Working Group four years ago. But several essential matters have been left unresolved. Therefore, this draft is still dissatisfactory […]

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