La sociedad civil movilizada para exigir a la ONU un tratado vinculante que obligue a las empresas transnacionales a rendir cuentas por sus actividades plantea una reivindicación clave: los derechos humanos deben primar sobre los derechos comerciales.
The economic and political rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has far-reaching implications for global agrarian transformation as key sites of production, circulation and consumption of agricultural commodities.
Susan George joined an expert panel on the first day of a meeting of a working group of the UN Human Rights Council, tasked with developing a treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. She spoke with the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power about the history of UN action on transnational corporations, the potential pitfalls of the current treaty negotiations, and the range of tax abuses, wage evasion, and investor protection weapons that transnational corporations can use.
The European Union has a common Security and Defence Policy that sets the agenda on border control and crisis management within the EU as well as how the union responds to global security challenges such as climate change. In addition, many of the EU member states are major military powers in their own right, home to some of the largest arms companies.
La Campaña Global para Desmantelar el Poder Corporativo y Poner Fin a la Impunidad, una coalición de 200 movimientos sociales, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y comunidades afectadas por transnacionales construye en Ginebra un Tratado Vinculante en Naciones Unidas que ponga fina a la impunidad.
The Treaty Alliance, an alliance of committed networks and campaign groups from around the world, is in Geneva for advocacy activities in support of a binding international instrument to address human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations and other business enterprise
Esta publicación contiene seis puntos fundamentales que debería tener en cuenta el Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre transnacionales en materia de derechos humanos, con el fin de poner fin a la impunidad de las grandes empresas y su poder sistémico.
La victoria del ‘no’ a la refrendación de los acuerdos de paz en Colombia puede leerse desde diferentes perspectivas, pero no debe ocultar la urgencia de iniciar un camino hacia la construcción de paz que anhela la mayoría del país.
This report contains six points for consideration of the UN working group tasked with developing a treaty on transnational corporations and human rights (the “Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights”). The six points speak to the need for any such human rights instrument to end corporate impunity and address the systemic power of transnational corporations.
How is climate change both caused by militarism and likely to fuel wars and further militarism? And who will suffer the consequences? This short video documentary, featuring interviews with prominent activists gathered at the UN Climate talks in Paris in 2015 discusses the connections.
Todas Las Manos is a five part or "Pentaptych" installation. Each panel functions individually as well as a part of the larger composition. The panels are numbered from right to left. The mural celebrates human rights and global justice and serves in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier (the artists father) and co-worker Ronni Karpen Moffitt who were killed in Washington, DC on September 21, 1976. Forty years after the car bombing that took their lives, the pursuit of justice for Orlando, Ronni and other victims of the Pinochet regimes continues.
"Do not put your trust in man. Rather, trust the constitution that we will be drafting." These were the very words that Bogyoke Aung San used to address the deep mistrust expressed by Shan, Kachin and Chin representatives about certain ethnic Bamar leaders when he persuaded them to sign the historic Panglong Agreement in February 1947.
La protección de las inversiones y los mecanismos de solución de controversias inversor-Estado (ISDS) son quizás los aspectos más polémicos del TTIP y el CETA. Estos mecanismos otorgan a los inversores extranjeros el derecho a demandar a la UE y sus Estados miembros ante tribunales privados por posibles pérdidas de beneficios supuestamente derivadas de normas que promueven el bienestar público.
In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.
Investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are perhaps the most contentious aspects of TTIP and CETA. These mechanisms provide foreign investors with the right to sue the EU or its Member States in private tribunals over potential losses in profit due to current or new public welfare regulations.