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Peoples Mobilizations for a UN Treaty on TNCs inside and outside the UNHRC!

From 6 to 10 July 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will convene an unprecedented process that has the potential of providing new avenues for access to justice for communities affected by human rights violations committed by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) worldwide. This process could also represent a landmark in reversing the parallel forces that – for over 40 years of...

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Reclaiming Peoples Sovereignty against the Corporate-led Trade and Investment Architecture

On the occasion of the EU-CELAC Summit In Brussels, 8–10 June 2015 On 10 and 11 June, Heads of State and Government from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (In Spanish CELAC) and the European Union (EU) will meet in a Summit in Brussels. The Summit is taking place in a context in which the situation in Europe expresses how the 2008 crisis is far from an end. As a response to...

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  • Debt
  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Extraterritoriality. Control mechanisms for preventing Rights violations by TNCs

Mónica Vargas Collazos (@MonicaVarColl), ODG.

April 2015, 9 pages, pdf. (English)

Despite the recognition of the universality of Human Rights, and the participation of a large majority of countries in the International Human Rights System, States tend to limit their responsibility to within their own borders, which means there is a void in effective protection for Human Rights at an international level, which can also be extrapolated to the protection of Economic, Social and...

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  • Extraterritoriality