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
1. In accordance with the SubCommission’s mandate to undertake a study on the question of impunity in violations of economic, social and cultural rights, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) and the Centre EuropeTiers Monde (CETIM) organized two seminars. One was held in November 1996 at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the other […]
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