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  1. The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    16 December 2011
    Article

    Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investments, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The less known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment. They also expose themselves to the risk of spending millions in law suits that could have been used to serve public needs. It’s time that the dark side of investment is put under the spotlight.

  2. 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.

  3. Putting a spotlight on the arbitration industry

    Cecilia Olivet
    29 November 2012
    Article

    Profiting from Injustice report reveals that the legal arbitration industry have strong vested interests in supporting an unjust international investment regime.

  4. How about Saving all the Miners

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    10 November 2010
    Article

    The unprecedented global media attention drawn by the Chilean mining story needs to look at the bigger picture - the criminal practices of the global mining industry.

  5. 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.

  6. The State of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    22 January 2014
    Article

    Transnational corporations, particularly gas & oil industry, and banking have continued to benefit extraordinarily from the ongoing economic and financial crisis, says Brid Brennan, who presents TNI's State of Power Report 2014 at the Public Eye Awards in Davos.

  7. UDAPT calls for a “Global Minga” to campaign for an international treaty to hold corporate criminals accountable

    Natsumi Koike
    23 December 2015
    Article

    In a recent Public Forum held in Amsterdam, representatives of the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT) from Ecuador began their Europe speaking tour with a call for a “Global Minga” to support a treaty that will sanction transnational corporations for their crimes and ensure access to justice for affected communities. 

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    Partners in Climate Crime Infographics

    19 November 2013
    Article

    Why has the UN allowed 13 corporate partners, many deeply responsible for climate change, to sponsor and influence climate talks in Warsaw? An infographic from a series that illustrates TNI/CEO's COP19 guide to corporate lobbying.

     
  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. Golden Lie: Resistance against mining in Guatemala

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    21 November 2012
    Article

    Peasant communities have denounced Canadian company Radius Gold Inc for mining without consent on their territories and appealed for international solidarity.

  13. The Treaty on TNC's and the Struggle to stop Corporate Impunity

    Gonzalo Berrón
    21 October 2015
    Article

    On June 26, 2014, under the leadership of Ecuador and South Africa, the UN Human Rights Council passed landmark resolution 26/9,2 establishing an open-ended inter - governmental working group (IGWG)3 that is mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (hereinafter, the Treaty). It was a tight vote: the resolution was supported by 20 states, mainly from Africa and Asia, and opposed by 14, including the United States and the European Union, with 13 abstentions. The resolution strikes a nerve — and there is much expectation around it.

  14. Power behind the scenes at COP19: a visual

    19 November 2013
    Article

    Want to know why UN climate talks rarely make progress or invest in false solutions like carbon trading. A visual expose of the lobby groups that block and distort progress to address climate change.

  15. Debt, austerity, devastation

    Susan George
    29 July 2013
    Article

    As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business.

  16. The resistible rise of corporate power

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 October 2010
    Article

    The massive concentration and growth of corporate power poses a major threat to what remains of public services, highlighting the ever-deepening crisis of democracy, and the urgent need for people to reclaim the state.

  17. Dismantle Corporate Power

    15 June 2012
    Article

    Call to International Action for the economic, political, cultural and environmental sovereignty of our peoples.
    End the impunity of transnational corporations Now!

  18. Border Memorial, Tijuana, Mexico

    The globalisation of border control and peoples’ resistance

    Mónica Vargas
    13 March 2019
    Article

    Forced to leave their homes to flee violence, war or poverty and invisible because they are vulnerable, large numbers of migrants disappear while travelling. This analysis of border control looks at the power and impunity of transnational corporations, militarisation, the externalisation of borders, Israel’s role as a laboratory for the wall industry and the criminalisation of international solidarity, among other issues.

  19. 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)

  20. Not everybody’s business

    David Sogge
    24 January 2014
    Article

    As invitation-only Davos gets under way, our public space and politics shrink that little bit more across the globe. Rolling back state authority will turn today’s accountability gap into a yawning abyss.

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