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Video Release – UN Binding Treaty (2/8): “Scope of the Binding Treaty”

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

Manoela Roland from Human Rights and Business Center (HOMA) – Brazil

 

 

 

Impunity prevails with Transnational corporations (TNCs) that systematically violate human rights. We need an international treaty to ensure that communities affected by TNC crimes have access to justice.

 

In the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity we have always stressed the importance of focussing on holding transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations. The current draft proposal for the United Nations #BindingTreaty to hold transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations now also includes other (small/local) business.

 

Manoela Roland from the Human Rights Business Center (HOMA) – Brazil explains why this is problematic. To see an introduction to this topics: https://youtu.be/KloXSlW3g5o Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of TNCs and others fighting for social and environmental justice around the world, will march to Geneva in October 2019 (12th to 19th).

 

This will be the fifth time we mobilise for the establishment of a United Nations (UN) treaty that imposes on states and corporations international obligations to guarantee that affected communities, groups and individuals whose human rights have been violated by transnational corporations have access to justice, reparation and remedy.

 

Read the call to action HERE

 

 

 

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