In the following pages, you will find CETIM’s English declarations at the UN on the theme of impunity of transnational corporations
Introduction Since the discovery in late 2010 of one of the largest shale oil and gas deposits in the world, in the Vaca Muerta formation in Patagonia, in Argentina, serious inroads have been made into sensitive areas of the region. Operations carried out by transnational companies with links to State-controlled oil companies have triggered a […]
CETIM struggles against corporate power and impunity for many years. It has long had a firm commitment to the adoption of binding international norms on multinationals to end impunity for the human rights violations that they commit.
UN Human Rights Council – 31st session Item 6 : consideration of the UPR report for Australia Mr. President, We welcome the decision of Australia to adopt the recommendation made by Ecuador, which stated the need, and I quote, “to strengthen the normative framework for the protection of human rights, including the monitoring of, investigation into […]
Closing statement of the CETIM and the Global Campaign at the intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations, other business enterprises and human rights
Madame Chair, With economic globalization, transnational corporations (TNCs) have become major and powerful actors, and their activities, directly or indirectly, have a huge impact on human rights. A few hundred TNCs now control the bulk of the production and marketing of goods and services around the world. It is estimated that 80% of trade takes […]