Corporate Power

Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea and Sara Shaw
December 2014

Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

Corporate Conquistadors

Philippa de Boissière , Joanna Cabello, Thomas McDonagh, Aldo Orellana López, Jim Shultz, Pascoe Sabido and Rachel Tansey. With contributions from: Sian Cowman.
December 2014

An examination of the destructive environmental record of Repsol, Glencore Xstrata and Enel-Endesa in Latin America and worldwide is clear evidence that transnational corporations should have no place in decision-making around the climate.

Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

November 2014

Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

Big Corporations, the Bali Package and Beyond

Mary Louise F. Malig
November 2014

This sequel to the “Tailored for Sharks” report delves deeper into the role the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its legal system play in the corporate architecture that benefits and protects interests of Transnational Corporations (TNCs); details concrete examples of TNCs behind trade disputes; and presents the post-Bali corporate roadmap. 

Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe

October 2014

The 10th Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF10) tackled five major themes, or People’s Visions, which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of the ASEM member countries and the communities they live in. This is their final declaration.

European Civil Society rejects TTIP, CETA and TISA

October 2014

Saturday October 11  saw an extraordinary mobilization success. Over 400 actions were organized in 20 European countries to reject the secret trade deals that the EU is negotiating (TTIP, CETA and TiSA)

El Salvador’s struggle against corporate impunity

Diana Aguiar, Andrea Tognoni
October 2014

The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.

Publieksdebat met minister Ploumen

September 2014

Publieksdebat met Minister Ploumen over de voor- en nadelen van het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en de VS

TNI bindt de strijd aan met multinationals

Tijmen Lucie
July 2014

Wereldwijd steunt het Trans­national Institute (TNI), gevestigd in Amsterdam, sociale bewegin­gen die strijden tegen de macht van multinationals en voor duurzaamheid, vrede, en recht­vaardigheid. Directeur Fiona Dove: ‘Wij zijn de ideale schakel tussen sociale bewegingen, betrokken wetenschappers en beleidsmakers.’

 

 

 

Feiten of Fabels

Sophia Beunder, Bas van Beek, Roeline Knottnerus, Ivo Kuppens, Jilles Mast
June 2014

Over TTIP wordt veel geschreven, wat zijn nu de feiten en wat zijn de fabels?

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