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
CETIM supports the call issued by our partners from La Via Campesina for mobilization against the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 26 to 29 February 2024 in the framework of the 13th Ministerial meeting of this international organization to be held in the United Arab Emirates. CETIM has been denouncing the agreements promoted by the […]
The 9th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group charged with developing a legally binding international instrument on transnational corporations and other enterprises of a transnational nature, held in Geneva between 23 and October 27, 2023, was once again the scene of manoeuvers on the part of its presidency. Indeed, from the opening of the session, […]
Read here the English translation of Christophe Koessler’s article published in French in Le Courrier. UN – Forcing multinationals to respect human rights. About sixty delegates from social movements and communities from many countries are in Geneva this week to demand this as the ninth session of the UN Working Group on Transnational Corporations and […]
PRESS RELEASE Geneva, October 3, 2023 – Chile has a unique water model in the world, based on the privatisation of water sources and management, which was inherited from the military dictatorship (1973-1990), was deepened during the transition to democracy and is still in place today. In other words, the industrial sector (active in agri-export, […]
Multiwatch interview with Raffaele Morgantini, advocacy officer and CETIM representative at the UN. – We make a little box for each contributing organisation. So – who is CETIM in a few sentences? CETIM is a centre for study, research and information on the mechanisms at the origin of what we call maldevelopment. “There is not […]