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


United Nations, free Trade and Transnational Corporations

1. In his report to the General Assembly on “Entrepreneurship and privatization for economic growth and sustainable development” (A/52/428), the Secretary­General has taken an unequivocal position in favour of a single economic model, defying all historical and empirical evidence. 2. In our view, the Secretary­General has exceeded the mandate given to him by the General […]

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MAI, Right to development and economic, social and cultural Rights

I. In 1998, the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, duly concerned about the effect of the methods of work and the activities of transnational corporations on the enjoyment of human rights, decided to create a Working Group with the following six points mandate. “1) to identify and examine the effects of […]

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Impunity in Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

1. In accordance with the Sub­Commission’s mandate to undertake a study on the question of impunity in violations of economic, social and cultural rights, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) and the Centre Europe­Tiers Monde (CETIM) organized two seminars. One was held in November 1996 at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the other […]

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International Organizations, Human Rights and Business

The Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna states that democracy, development and respect for Human Rights are interdependent, mutually reinforcing concepts. It also states that democracy is based on the will of a people, freely expressed, to determine its own political, economic, social and cultural life […]

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