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  1. For a Citizen’s Trade Agenda

    16 December 2014
    Article

    'This is a fight we can win' says Susan George as she delivered the opening speech during the GUE/NLG meeting against TTIP.

  2. The Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Unleash a Corporate Litigation Boom

    27 November 2014
    Article

    A new Canada-EU trade deal, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), could expose Canada and Europe to a wave of corporate lawsuits that would restrict governments’ power to regulate in the public interest—including in confronting climate change.

  3. Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    26 November 2014
    Article

    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.

  4. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 October 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

  5. European Civil Society rejects TTIP, CETA and TISA

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    13 October 2014
    Article

    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)

  6. Keep Sombath’s vision alive: Keynote speech by Shui Meng Ng at AEPF10

    13 October 2014
    Article

    Two years ago, at the 9th AEPF,  Sombath Somphone gave the keynote speech at the opening session of the Forum in Vientiane. Two months after this vibrant AEPF in Laos he disappeared.  This year his wife Shui Meng Ng gave the keynote speech, to remind us of Sombath's vision.

  7. El Salvador’s struggle against corporate impunity

    Brid Brennan, Diana Aguiar, Andrea Tognoni
    09 October 2014
    Article

    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.

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    Vrijhandelsverdragen: burgerinspraak geweigerd, parlement bespeeld, EU-grondwet bedreigd

    Rob Bleijerveld
    29 September 2014
    Article

    Op 10 september wees de Europese Commissie een verzoek van ruim 200 maatschappelijke organisaties af om een opiniepeiling te houden onder alle EU-burgers over de vrijhandelsverdragen TTIP en CETA. De Nederlandse minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel/ Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) poogde het parlement te bespelen met niet hard te maken toezeggingen. Hoe werd hierop gereageerd door TTIP-critici? En kan ondertekening gevolgen hebben voor de Europese Grondwet?

  9. Call for papers for TNI's State of Power report

    22 September 2014
    Article

    Transnational Institute  (TNI) is issuing an open call for essays/short papers for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2015 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  10. TNI bindt de strijd aan met multinationals

    Tijmen Lucie
    01 August 2014
    Article

    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.’

         
  11. ‘Pak straffeloosheid van bedrijven voor mensenrechtenschendingen aan’

    Pietje Vervest, Mariette van Huijstee, Anne van Schaik, Anne Schuit
    23 July 2014
    Article

    Vorige maand werd een resolutie door de Mensenrechtenraad van de VN aangenomen dat zou kunnen leiden tot een internationaal bindend instrument over bedrijven en mensenrechten. Hoewel Europa en de VS zich hier sterk tegen hebben verzet, zou Nederland zich juist in moeten zetten om straffeloosheid van bedrijven aan te pakken, met een ‘smart mix’ van juridische en niet juridische instrumenten. Dat schrijven Anne Schuit (SOMO), Mariette van Huijstee (SOMO), Pietje Vervest (TNI) en Anne van Schaik (Friends of the Earth Europe) van Fair Green and Global Alliance.

  12. Vers la fin de l’impunité pour les entreprises transnationales?

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón, Maxime Combes
    30 June 2014
    Article

    Le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations-Unies (CDH) examine actuellement un projet de résolution déposé par l’Équateur et l’Afrique du Sud afin d’élaborer de nouvelles normes internationales contraignantes sur les sociétés transnationales et les droits humains. Cette initiative, soutenue par 85 États, pourrait contribuer à mettre fin à l’impunité dont bénéficient les entreprises transnationales pour les violations de droits humains commises et garantir l’accès à la justice pour les victimes de leurs activités.

  13. Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    18 June 2014
    Article

    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.

  14. Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

    Gonzalo Berrón
    18 June 2014
    Article

    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.

  15. UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corporate impunity

    Brid Brennan
    13 June 2014
    Article

    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).

  16. The great divide: exposing the Davos class behind global economic inequality

    02 June 2014
    Article

    Davos, perhaps more than any other gathering, epitomises the way political power and global governance have in recent decades been entrenched into a small corporate elite. This elite have succeeded not only in capturing our economy, but also our politics, and increasingly our culture and society too.

     
  17. The Treaty Alliance

    09 May 2014
    Article

    TNI and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity of TNCs participates with a number of other global networks and alliances in the launch of a Treaty Alliance campaigning for a Binding Treaty on TNCs.

     
  18. Susan George: Kako zmagati v razredni vojni (priročnik za kapitaliste)

    Boris Vasev
    01 April 2014
    Article

    Da je ves svet v permanentni razredni vojni, ni dvoma. Vprašanje je, kako v njej prevladati. Susan George ponuja odgovor. In to kot nasvet tistim, ki so za vojno odgovorni: superbogatim.

  19. Civil society call for full transparency about the EU-US trade negotiations

    14 March 2014
    Article

    Civil society organisations are writing to express deep concerns about the lack of transparency around the ongoing trade talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They call on The European Commission to open the negotiation process to the public, by releasing the negotiating mandate, documents submitted by the EU, and negotiating texts.

  20. The spirit of Stuart Hall

    Hilary Wainwright
    21 February 2014
    Article

    "After spending several evenings this week immersed in inspiring tributes to Stuart, I’ve been pondering on what it was that was distinctively special about him — all the tributes confirm one’s instinct that we have lost someone with a special spirit that we must try to carry inside us"

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