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Side Event organised by the Global Campaign in Geneva

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity





On the occasion of the 38 Session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity is pleased to invite you to participate in the following Side Event on the need for a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational corporations, other business enterprises and Human Rights:


Transnational corporations and Human Rights:
How to address efficiently the need for judicial mechanisms to ensure access to justice for affected communities


Thursday 21st June 2018, 14.00 – 15.00 / Palais des Nations, Room XXV




Ana Maria Suarez-Franco – FIAN International
Tchenna Maso – Movimento de Atingidos dos Barragems
Glen Mpufane – IndustriAll Global Union
David Boys – Public Services International
Alberto Villarreal – ATALC – Friends of the Earth International
Moderator: Melik Özden – Centre Europe Tiers Monde


During the Side Event, representatives of affected communities, members of trade unions as well as NGOs engaged with Human Rights defence will expose the difficulty to effectively address the issue of corporate impunity for human rights violations committed by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) around the planet. In fact, through complex legal arrangements, special statutes granted in some countries and other mechanisms, TNCs are able to escape national jurisdictions and prosecution. Confronted to this situation, organizations and movements representing affected communities will expose concrete elements that strengthen the current challenge brought by the insufficiency of non-judicial mechanisms worldwide, claiming for the elaboration of binding norms and effective judicial mechanism with regard to TNCs and human rights.


Interpretation to Spanish and English

Contact: Raffaele Morgantini (CETIM, Mob: +41 796606514