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.
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Access to justice for victims of TNCs
WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT 22nd Session CETIM made several comments in relation to the debate on the human rights obligations of transnational corporations. Confusion is being maintained on this subject in certain circles, whether or not deliberately, despite the fact that it is an extremely important question for the achievement of the […]
The last CETIM bulletin of the year 2021 has just been published. Read it here in full. It deals among other things with the criminalisation of informal trade in Chile. As well as the binding treaty on transnational corporations that CETIM and its partners are defending at the UN.
At the end of October, negotiations led by a UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) continued in Geneva with the aim of drafting a binding treaty on respect for human rights by transnational corporations (TNCs).
Press release Geneva, 2.11.2021 – From 25 to 29 October UN member states continued the negotiations to elaborate an international Legally Binding Instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations including all entities in their global production chains.
25 October 2021 – Geneva Today, United Nations member states resume negotiations in the seventh session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations.