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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
    Press release

    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.

  4. 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.”

  5. 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.

  6. 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."

  7. 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.

  9. 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


  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Un tribunal popular acusa a la Troika de destruir los medios de vida europeos

    25 June 2014
    Press release

    En mayo de 2014, representantes de organizaciones de toda Europa prestaron testimonio sobre la crisis financiera, económica y social que empezó en 2008. ¿Su veredicto? Las políticas de la UE están generando una regresión social y política en el continente.

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    Verschillende visies op straffeloosheid multinationals splijt VN

    23 June 2014
    Press release

    Amsterdam/Genève - Iets meer dan een jaar na de Rana Plaza-ramp in Bangladesh, waarbij meer dan 1.000 mensen de dood vonden, wordt er in Genève gedebateerd de maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid bij mensenrechtenschendingen door bedrijven. De hoofdvraag is of bedrijven verantwoordelijk zijn voor de misstanden en mensenrechtenschendingen die zij in andere landen, direct of indirect, veroorzaken. Ecuador en 84 andere regeringen vinden van wel, terwijl de EU en de VS dit fel bestrijden. Het gepolariseerde debat vormt een centraal onderdeel van de 26e zitting van de VN-Mensenrechtenraad die momenteel plaatsvindt.

  15. Opium cultivation bounces back: TNI report shows dramatic failure of ASEAN’s ‘Drug Free’ strategy

    01 June 2014
    Press release

    Bouncing Back - Relapse in the Golden Triangle, a new in-depth report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) launched in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar, on Monday June 2, highlights the profound changes in the illicit drugs market in the Golden Triangle – Burma, Thailand and Laos – and neighbouring India and China over the past five years.

  16. Nuevo estudio evalúa las respuestas estatales ante el consumo de drogas en América Latina

    28 May 2014
    Press release

    El Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD) publica un nuevo estudio que evalúa las respuestas estatales ante el consumo de drogas ilícitas en 8 países en América Latina: México, Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay y Bolivia.

    Comunicado de prensa en PDF

    Descargar el estudio completo: En busca de los derechos: usuarios de drogas y las respuestas estatales en América Latina

  17. Nuevo estudio evalúa las respuestas estatales ante el consumo de drogas en América Latina

    28 May 2014
    Press release

    El Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD) publica hoy un nuevo estudio que evalúa las respuestas estatales ante el consumo de drogas ilícitas en ocho países de América Latina: México, Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay y Bolivia.

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    Broad Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects US-EU free trade deal process

    21 May 2014
    Press release

    More than 120 organisations critizise the corporate agenda in the TTIP negotiations

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    Pan Europese coalitie van meer dan 120 organisaties bekritiseert TTIP onderhandelingen

    21 May 2014
    Press release

    Milieugroeperingen, maatschappelijke organisaties, consumentenbonden en vakbonden verzetten zich tegen de gang van zaken rond de TTIP onderhandelingen.

  20. State collaboration with family farmers is key to global food security

    19 May 2014
    Press release

    TNI's new report chronicles working alternatives across the world that have succeeded in increasing food security while protecting family farmers, their communities and the environment.