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

 

Economic Globalization and Democracy

Under the guise of globalisation – which is presented as inevitable and irremediable – a deeply inegalitarian and anti-democratic society is imposing and reinforcing itself, multiplying outcasts and oppressed people, in the North as well as in the South. The present development of this globalisation, under the neoliberal leadership, does not lead to equal opportunities, […]

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Transnational Corporations and Legal Aspect

I. MANDATE OF THE WORKING GROUP. The Working Group of the Human Rights Sub-Commission on the working methods and activities of transnational corporations (resolution 1998/8) was given a six-point mandate, set out in a logical sequence, to enable it to complete successfully the task entrusted to it. It is stressed that the Working Group needs […]

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Agricultural Reform in Brazil and its Social Consequences

The Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) wishes to inform the Sub-Commission of its concerns in regard to the alarming human rights situation in Brazil, particularly for rural inhabitants. Brazil is a country of 165 million inhabitants, as such representing the fifth largest population in the world and the fifth largest national territory. Although tremendously rich in […]

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Relations between the United Nations and Transnational Corporations

Joint written statement by the Europe-Third World Centre, non-governmental organization in general consultative status; the American Association of Jurists, the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights in Central America (CODEHUCA), the Federación de Asociaciones de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos de España, North-South XXI and the Service Peace and Justice in Latin […]

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The Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project and its impact on the enjoyment of human rights

In a context of non-existent or seriously inadequate national and international legislation regulating the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs), CETIM reiterates its concern about massive violations of human rights brought about by these corporations, with cooperation from States of the North and the South alike. The oil sector provides eloquent examples of this. Considering that […]

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