Transnational corporations (TNCs) have become major and powerful actors.
The activities of transnational corporations are a source of multiple human rights violations
In many cases, especially when victims are from the Global South, impunity prevails. TNCs are indeed able to evade national jurisdictions because of the unprecedented economic, financial and political power they command, their transnational character, their economic and legal flexibility and the complex structures they use to carry on their activities.
Since the late 90s, the CETIM is firmly committed to ending the impunity of transnational corporations and ensuring access to justice for the victims of their activities. The CETIM supports social movements, trade unions and organizations representing victims and affected communities from the Global South in their efforts to access the UN human rights protection mechanisms. And the CETIM is involved to their sides in the campaign for new binding international norms to end impunity, providing its support for their participation in the negotiations and the presentation of their proposals.
Stop TNCs impunity Campaign
Access to justice for victims of TNCs
In the framework of the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Chair-Rapporteur of the Inter-Governmental Working Group in charge of drafting the Binding Treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights, the new Ambassador of Ecuador to the UN, Mr. Cristian Espinosa Cañizares, presented the report of the 8th session of the […]
The 8th session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations, charged with the elaboration of a binding treaty for the respect of human rights by these entities, was held in Geneva in great confusion and a tense atmosphere (24-28 October 2022). In issue 64 of our bulletin, we had already raised concerns about […]
UN Binding Treaty on TNCs and Human Rights Affected Communities and Social Movements Urge to Get Negotiations Back on Track in the Face of a New Diversionary Threat to the Process
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 50th session It is clear, from the report on the role corporations played during the COVID-19 pandemic, that business-related human rights violations can only be tackled from a human rights perspective. Read the statement
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