European transnational corporations are praised as "engines" of Europe's growth economy, however extensive research on the activities of 25 flagship companies have revealed evidence of labour abuses, deforestation, corruption, and attacks on human rights defenders.
Peoples' Permanent Tribunal uncovered overwhelming evidence of European TNCs' abuses of human, social, cultural and workers' rights in Latin America, aided and abetted by European governments and institutions.
This new session of the Tribunal –the third one to be held at the bi-regional level– will take place in Madrid, Spain, on May 14th and 15th, in the framwork of the Fourth Enlazando Alternatives Summit (EA4).
This framework document aims to outline the principal ideas, arguments and core concepts that have developed over the long and rich process of the work driven by the Europe Latin America & Caribbean bi-regional Network Enlazando Alternativas and by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal over the past five years.
Brid Brennan, Jesús Carrión, Erika Gonzalez, Pedro Ramiro, Juan Hernández Zubizarreta, Tom Kucharz, Francesco Martone
16 November 2009
Extensive documentation of the operations of the European transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean and their systematic abuses of human rights is brought to the attention of European policy makers in the European Parliament Hearing held in Brussels on November 18, 2009.
TNI turns 40 in 2014 and has received many birthday wishes from social movements, academics, activists, grassroots community groups, journalists, writers and policy makers. We are proud to have worked alongside them in a struggle for a more just world and deeply touched by their praise for our work.
El TNI cumple 40 años en 2014 y ha recibido muchas felicitaciones de cumpleaños de movimientos sociales, personas del mundo académico, activistas, grupos de base, periodistas, escritores y escritoras, y responsables de políticas. Estamos orgullosos de haber colaborado con ellos en la lucha por un mundo más justo y profundamente emocionados por sus elogios sobre nuestro trabajo.