Binding Obligations TNCs

Social movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

June 2014

Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, voted today in favour of a historic resolution to build a binding treaty against TNC human rights abuses.

Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

June 2014

Maxime Combes of Attac France interviews Gonzalo Berron and Brid Brennan on the eve of the debate at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the need for a new legal framework to end corporate impunity.

Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

June 2014

The 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on June 10th. A major focus on the UNHRC agenda is the issue of binding regulations for Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This demand has been raised by Ecuador and 84 other governments in a Statement to the UNHRC last September 2013.

UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity

June 2014

Popular demands for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations will get an unprecedented hearing this month at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Global Movement for a Binding Treaty

May 2014

The Treaty Alliance calls on UN Human Rights Council members to support an initiative in June that would begin a process towards creating an international treaty to address corporate human rights violations.

Citizens' groups demand an end to the impunity of transnational corporations through an International People’s Treaty

September 2013

Civil society groups, trade unions, affected communities and MEP’s,  will gather at a conference in Brussels later this week to urge the EU to promote an International People’s Treaty & International Tribunal that regulates transnational corporations and investments for the public interest.  

Challenging corporate power

September 2013

The International Call is out for a new regulatory regime that will end the impunity of Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This includes the demand for a World Court that will judge and sanction economic, political and ecological corporate crimes and ensure justice for affected communities and sectors. 

Marikana Massacre Anniversary - Time to end Corporate Impunity and State complicity!

August 2013

On the one-year anniversary of the massacre of 34 striking workers at the Lonmin plc Marikana mine in South Africa, the members of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, of which TNI is part, express their ongoing solidarity with the Lonmin plc mineworkers, their families and the entire Marikana community.

Urgent Call to stop Corporate Impunity

June 2013

The impunity of Transnational Corporations for human rights violations globally and the need for Binding Regulation on TNC operations emerged as a core agenda at the Vienna + 20 Civil Society Conference held in Vienna from 25-26 June 2013.

Urgent need for binding obligations on Transnational Corporations raised at the UN

June 2011

John Ruggie's proposed guidelines to the UN on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations fail to bring TNCs under any binding law, thefore enabling human rights and environmental crimes to continue with impunity.

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