Brazil: The need for a Binding Treaty to hold multinationals accountable for their crimes

20 March 2019

An eyewitness report from Vale corporate crimes in Brazil.

20 March 2019
16:00 - 18:00
The Transnational Institute - De Wittenstraat 25, Amsterdam
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)

Dam burst Vale / Photo credit Senado Federal [CC BY 2.0 (]

They destroy the planet. They ruin lives. They can even get away with murder.

But instead of punishment, they get more power and impunity. Over the past decades, the extent of corporate power has become overwhelming.

At this public talk we will hear from Leticia Oliviera, national coordination of the MAB - movement of people affected by dams, in Brazil. Oliveria lives in Mariana city, where the previous Vale dam burst in 2015, devastating the communites as well as the River Doce Basin. She has been working with the affected communities In Mariana and has also been able to go for some days to be with the people at the site of the Brumadinho catastrophe.

Gonzalo Berron, campaigner and associate fellow at the Transnational Institute, will be talking about the global campaign to stop corporate impunity and for the establishment of a binding treaty at the United Nations to hold transnational corporations accountable for their human rights violations.

Free entrance, please register by sending an email to: c.sandwell(at)