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  1. Nederlandse brievenbusfirma creëert ecologische ravage in Peru

    11 December 2015
    In the media

    One World - In het stroomgebied van de Pastaza in Peru, heeft oliebedrijf Pluspetrol volgens de inheemse bevolking door de jaren heen een ecologische en sociale ravage achter gelaten. 

  2. Making climate talks work

    03 December 2015
    In the media

    CNN Phillipines - On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, more than half a million people around the world took to the streets for the Global Climate March. They called on leaders to scale up action on climate change to achieve full use of renewable energy, eliminate poverty and protect people from worsening climate conditions.

  3. Westerse oliebedrijven in conflict met inheemse bevolking Amazone

    27 November 2015
    In the media

    Noticias - Op 24 november organiseerde het Transnational Institute (TNI) een forum over de gevolgen van oliewinning in de Amazone voor de inheemse bevolking. Verschillende sprekers bespraken de cases van Pluspetrol in Peru en Chevron in Ecuador. Beide oliegiganten weigeren verantwoordelijkheid te nemen voor de schade die ze hebben aangericht aan mens en natuur.

  4. Dutch bank faces questions on Romania land-grab

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    EU observer- Since 2002, the price of land in Romania has seen a 25-fold increase, and Rabo Farm believe it will continue to grow – albeit at a slightly slower rate.

  5. Geen bindende regels, wel rechten voor bedrijven

    Hilde van der Pas, Mariette van Huijstee, Anne van Schaik, Anne Schuit
    28 July 2015
    In the media

    Vice Versa - Mensenrechtenschendingen door bedrijven komen op grote schaal voor en worden vaak niet bestraft. Van 6 tot 10 juli 2015 onderhandelden de VN over bindende regels voor bedrijven, verantwoordelijkheid voor schade die zij veroorzaken, en toegang tot het recht voor slachtoffers van mensenrechtenschendingen. De EU, en Nederland in haar kielzog, koos ervoor om niet deel te nemen aan de onderhandelingen. Dit staat in schril contrast met het beeld van de mensenrechtenkampioen dat de EU graag van zichzelf schetst

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    Trade deal branded 'rule for the corporation by the corporation'

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    Susan George chairs the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could give powerful companies the right to challenge domestic laws which restrict their future profits.

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    Offshore firms not paying tax share

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    A LEADING international political economist has warned that democracy is being damaged by the insidious creep of transnational corporations into government policy and their refusal to adopt country-by-country accounting practices, which have helped them avoid taxes.

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    A hard rain’s a gonna fall…….

    22 May 2013
    In the media

    Countries, such as Britain, Poland and South Africa are trying to introduce gas fracking, in the face of considerable popular opposition.

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    Dismantling Transnational Corporations

    Michael Levitin
    02 April 2013
    In the media

    One of the most impacting meetings took place Thursday, when more than 100 people filled a lecture hall, organized by the coalition Stop Corporate Impunity, to hear an array of speakers on a panel called “Confronting the Power of Transnational Corporations and Unpacking the Global Investment, Trade and Financial Regimes.”

  10. Investitionsschutzklagen Ein Milliardengeschäft für findige Anwälte

    27 November 2012
    In the media

    Eine neue Studie zeigt: Spekulanten und Anwälte nutzen immer öfter internationales Recht, um gegen Staaten zu klagen – auf Kosten der Bürger.

  11. New report shows lawyers win in free trade battles - Greens

    27 November 2012
    In the media

    A new report on how the legal industry is exploiting investment state disputes clauses in trade agreements shows why New Zealand must refuse to sign any trade agreement that includes these provisions.

  12. SA mining laws cause for concern

    Tony Carnie
    03 October 2012
    In the media

    Speaking at a recent conference in Iceland, David Fig of UCT questioned why SA remained trapped in an undemocratic industrial paradigm which gave primacy to its minerals and energy sector.

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    Shame of Bhopal, Real Test at Copenhagen

    09 December 2009
    In the media

    Pressures have mounted on India to go for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.