Workshop organised by the CICG, the CETIM and the Sablier de Cassandre
10 May at 6 pm
The activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) around the world are increasingly leading to widespread and systematic violations of human rights, labour rights and environmental standards. Thanks to their economic and political power, TNCs enjoy a solid political and legal armour, generating an asymmetry of power between States, these private agents and the people, and in this context, there are no effective international norms or mechanisms capable of regulating the activities of these economic giants, of sanctioning them in case of non-compliance with the laws and fundamental rights.
The objective of this workshop is to review the history of this issue, to understand how it came about, to grasp the mechanisms that TNCs use to consolidate their power and often escape justice. It will also be an opportunity to present some concrete cases of human rights violations committed in the framework of the activities of these entities. Finally, it will discuss possible alternatives to break the deadlock and move our societies towards greater social justice, sustainability and equality.
Raffaele Morgantini, CETIM’s Advocacy Officer at the United Nations in Geneva
Maxwell Atuhura, Ugandan human rights activist, member of Africa Institute for Energy Governance “AFIEGO
Moderation: Océane Fuchs, Master student in clinical psychology, University of Lausanne and Valentina Parrotta, Master student in public management at IDHEAP.