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  1. 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.

  3. 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

     

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. People's Tribunal indicts Troika for destruction of European livelihoods

    17 May 2014
    Press release

    On the 15-16th of May, representatives from organisations across Europe gave testimony to an era of financial, economic and social crisis which began in 2008. Their verdict? The EU's policies have taken Europe on a course towards social and political regression.

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    Proposed Plans for U.S./EU Trade Deal Would Weaken Health, Consumer, Worker and Environmental Protections

    12 May 2014
    Press release

    Brussels, Cologne, Madrid, May 12, 2014 - According to a leaked position paper and statements by trade officials, current proposals being floated as part of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations would grant foreign governments and corporations an increased opportunity to influence public protections in both the European Union and the United States. This would include standards related to food safety, toxic chemicals, occupational health, and the protection of the environment.

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    Alliance pour le Traité

    07 May 2014
    Press release

    L’Alliance pour le Traité regroupe un grand nombre de réseaux et d'alliances globales, y compris la Campagne pour le Démantèlement du Pouvoir des Entreprises,  FIAN, Friends of the Earth International, l’Institut Transnational, qui représentent ensemble plus de 500 groupes du monde entier déterminés à mettre fin aux violations des droits humains perpétrées par les entreprises.

  18. Movimiento Global por un Tratado Vinculante

    07 May 2014
    Press release

    La Treaty Alliance insta a los miembros del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU a apoyar una iniciativa para desarrollar un tratado internacional sobre las las violaciones de los derechos humanos por parte de las corporaciones transnacionales.

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    Global Movement for a Binding Treaty

    07 May 2014
    Press release

    The Treaty Alliance calls on UN Human Rights Council members to support an initiative in June that would begin a process towards creating an international treaty to address corporate human rights violations.

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    Europarlementariërs nemen stelling over TTIP in verkiezingsdebat

    24 April 2014
    Press release

    De gemoederen liepen hoog op toen Bas Eickhout ter plekke zijn collega’s dwong stelling te nemen over de controversiële ISDS-clausule in TTIP. Deze clausule geeft bedrijven het exclusieve recht staten aan te klagen als nieuw beleid dreigt hun vermeende winsten te verkleinen.

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