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  1. Social Movements Help the United Nations Human Rights Council to Stay the Course on Creating a Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations

    13 July 2015
    Press release

    Dozens of organizations and social movements mobilized this week in Geneva to send a strong message to the United Nations Human Rights Council, to urge them to take action against corporate impunity. The negotiation of a binding instrument on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights is an unmatched opportunity to provide access to justice

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    Social movements Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty Against Corporate-led Trade

    08 June 2015
    Press release

    A broad coalition of social movements from Latin America and Europe organise three days of mobilisation (8-10 June) in Brussels and Strasbourg to mark the EU-CELAC Summit (10-11 June)

  3. Europarlementariërs kiezen de kant van bedrijfs-lobbyisten in TTIP-stemming

    28 May 2015
    Press release

    Eerder vandaag heeft het committee voor internationale handel in het Europees Parlement een resolutie aangenomen die steun uitspreekt voor het Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). De stemming is een klap in het gezicht van de Europese publieke opinie, waar het Europese burgerinitiatief tegen de geheimzinnige handelsovereenkomst inmiddels bijna twee miljoen keer is ondertekend, met in Nederland meer dan 60.000 handtekeningen.

  4. La creciente ola de ciudades que está poniendo fin a la privatización y optando por los servicios públicos del agua alcanza ya a 100 millones de personas en 37 países

    09 April 2015
    Press release

    En vísperas de la celebración del Foro Mundial del Agua de 2015, el Transnational Institute y otras organizaciones publican una nueva investigación sobre el número creciente de ciudades que están recuperando el control público de los servicios de agua y saneamiento.

  5. Jakarta Court cancels World's biggest Water Privatisation after 18 year Failure

    25 March 2015
    Press release

    The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.

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    Time to act is now!

    17 March 2015
    Press release

    Just few days left to the inauguration of the new building of the ECB. Great participation is expected from all over Europe: social movements, activists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, trade-unions and parties will come to Frankfurt to say no to austerity and contest the authority of ECB and the other EU institutions.

  7. TNI llama a un debate amplio y abierto que considere todas las opciones en la UNGASS 2016

    Martin Jelsma
    10 March 2015
    Press release

    A poco más de un año de la UNGASS 2016, no tiene ninguna credibilidad negar la realidad de que el panorama de la política de drogas ha cambiado y que se está violando el sistema. El Secretario General Ban Ki-moon instó a los Estados miembros a utilizar la UNGASS 2016 sobre drogas para "llevar a cabo un debate amplio y abierto que considere todas las opciones". TNI llama a armar un grupo consultivo de expertos que abarque cuestiones clave y desarrolle recomendaciones para lidiar mejor con temas polémicos después de la UNGASS 2016, en preparación de la próxima revisión de alto nivel de la ONU en 2019.

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    MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat

    02 March 2015
    Press release

    As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

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    Customary Land tenure and rotation fallow Farming System must be Recognized and Protected Legally

    15 February 2015
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    Land is a critical issue for Myanmar. Existing land laws are widely recognized as being inadequate to protect security of tenure for farmers, especially those using customary land tenure systems not currently recognized by the law.

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    Anglo American's negative influence on climate policies exposed

    03 December 2014
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    Multinational corporations such as Anglo American undermine crucial climate policies and promote false solutions, which allow them to profit from the climate crisis, according to a new report released 8 December during the UN climate talks.

  11. US-India “deal” undermines food security and is victory for TNCs

    14 November 2014
    Press release

    Netherlands/Jakarta, 14 November 2014 - The announcement on November 13th of a US-India agreement on trade facilitation and India’s food security programme was denounced today by Transnational Institute and Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI), the Indonesian Peasant Union Federation as a “victory for transnational corporations at the expense of peasant farmers.”

  12. 180 cities take back public control of water showing remunicipalisation is here to stay

    13 November 2014
    Press release

    More than 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their water services in the last 15 years, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI), Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and the Multinational Observatory reveals.

  13. At its XLVI Special Session in Guatemala, the OAS General Assembly adopts resolution on the drugs problem in the Americas

    23 September 2014
    Press release

    The Organization of American States (OAS) adopted by acclamation a resolution that underscores "the importance of hemispheric and international cooperation to jointly tackling the world drug problem, by promoting and strengthening comprehensive policies and, where appropriate, the modernization and professionalization of government institutions."

  14. Europese Commissie wil geen inspraak burgers bij TTIP en CETA

    12 September 2014
    Press release

    Amsterdam, 12-9-2014 - Een verzoek voor de lancering van een burgerinitiatief rond TTIP en CETA is op 10 september door de Europese Commissie afgewezen. De Europese Commissie weigert het initiatief te registreren omdat het buiten de bevoegdheden van de Commissie zou vallen. Maatschappelijke organisaties, waaronder TNI en SOMO, vinden dat de Commissie zeggenschap van burgers ondermijnt en roepen de nieuwe Commissie op om dit besluit terug te draaien.

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    One year after Trade Agreement with Colombia is implemented, EU remains silent

    07 August 2014
    Press release

    Despite promises made during the negotiation process, the multiparty trade agreement between the EU, Colombia and Peru has not helped to improve the living conditions of the Colombian population. On the contrary, conflicts linked to export sectors and EU investment have continued and, in some cases, worsened.

  16. European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA

    15 July 2014
    Press release

    European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards

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    Highs and lows in cannabis policy reform

    13 July 2014
    Press release

    Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance globally. A significant number of states have long engaged in soft defection from the UN drug control regime in relation to tolerant policies on the personal possession, cultivation and use of cannabis. Recently, there has been growing debate within political circles on the benefits of regulated cannabis markets. This has been driven by a number of factors, including the continuing illegality of supply, the associated and often violent involvement of criminal elements and the use of finite criminal justice resources. In this section you will find an overview of our most recent blogs on the issue.

    Latest: Mexico legislators consider regulating marijuana to protect human right, Zara Snapp, July 14, 2014


  18. Jurado internacional declara la necesidad de crear normas vinculantes para las Empresas Transnacionales

    27 June 2014
    Press release

     (26 de junio 2014, Ginebra). El  pasado 23 de junio, las representaciones de las comunidades afectadas por las actividades de Glencore, Chevron, Shell y Coca-Cola, entre otras, presentaron casos que demuestran las violaciones graves a los derechos humanos cometidas por las empresas transnacionales (ETN). Los casos reflejan un patrón de violaciones sistemáticas del acceso a la justicia de las víctimas de persecución, intimidación, asesinato y destrucción del medio ambiente por parte de las ETN.

  19. Social movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

    26 June 2014
    Press release

    Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, voted today in favour of a historic resolution to build a binding treaty against TNC human rights abuses.