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Video Release – UN Binding Treaty (4/8): “Direct Obligations for Transnational Corporations”

Global Campaign


Adoración Guamán (Law Professor at the University of Valencia, Spain)




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 focusing on holding transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations.


Adoración Guamán (Law Professor at the University of Valencia, Spain) explains how TNCs have rights thanks to trade and investment agreements, but no obligations when their operations led to human rights violations. International law must evolve to protect the victims and end corporate impunity.


Introduction to the UN Binding Treaty:


Scope we want to see in the UN Binding Treaty:


Primacy of Human Rights:


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.