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Video Release – UN Binding Treaty (5/8): “Responsible Solidarity for Transnationals”

Global Campaign

 Ivan Gonzalez from the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)



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.


Ivan Gonzalez from the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) explains that Transnational Corporations (TNCs) break down their operations throughout a global production chain, and how this is used to avoid responsibility when the rights of workers or of the communities where TNCs operate are violated. There is a need to establish responsible solidarity between the parent company and its subsidiaries. This is why trade unions are engaging in the UN Binding Treaty on Transantional Corporations and Human Rights.


Introduction to the UN Binding Treaty:


Scope we want to see in the UN Binding Treaty:


Primacy of Human Rights:


Direct Obligations for Transnational Corporations:


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.





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