The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
For years TNI has focused on ‘investment protection’ regimes that give corporations the right to sue states for actions that hit their profits, even where the measures are taken to defend public interests in poor countries
TNI’s Drugs and Democracy programme has been working since 1995 to push for evidence-based reform of drug policy. working simultaneously at national levels and in relation to the global legal framework, TNI starts by looking at the human rights of all actors in the illegal drugs market, and advocates an approach based on harm reduction.
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.
From September 5th to 8th, several activities were held in Brussels to discuss an international call for a People’s Treaty and the establishment of a new regulatory regime to put an end to the impunity of transnational corporations.
TNI and Institute for Policy Studies staff and friends are mourning the loss of Saul Landau, an award-winning filmmaker, author, poet, and fearless human rights activist. Saul was an IPS Fellow and TNI Senior Fellow for many years.
Could it be that rather than burying their heads in the sands, some of our leaders are maintaining the pretence to tackle climate change while actually focused instead on how to manage its impact in their own interests?
Instead of an ideological obsession with illusory private sector ‘solutions’, the international community would do better to support socially ambitious public operators working together in partnership with other public utilities.