Brussels – May 2016




How to Hold Transnational Corporations Responsible for Human Rights Violations

Hearing at the European Parliament, Brussels

Monday 30th May 2016 – 5 to 8 pm (Room PHS 5B001)


The work of the UN Open Ended Inter-governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) developing a legally binding international instrument on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises is now in its second year. This OEIGWG was mandated in June 2014 (AHRC/29/6) its work has opened a new historic chapter in putting the challenge of regulation of TNCs back on the international agenda. Furthermore it underscores the search for effective alternatives on the trade, investment and access to justice.

In order to prepare the next meeting of the Working Group and put together the efforts and experience of activists and Human Rights lawyers from all over the worlds, GUE/NGL, PODEMOS, the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, Friends of the Earth International, the Centre Europe Tiers-Monde (CETIM) and the Transnational Institute will be organizing a Public Hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, on How to hold TNCs Responsible for Human rights Violations.


The hearing will take place on the 30th May from 17.00 to 20.00 and will have French, English and Spanish interpretation.

Please register at this link

You can find here the programme of the event.

We are all looking forward to seeing you in the hearing. If you have any question, please feel free to contact: or