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Comité pour l’Annulation de la Dette du Tiers monde (CADTM)

Open letter to the Argentine people concerning the expropriation of the petroleum multinational Repsol

By CADTM Abya Yala Nuestra America, CADTM Europe CADTM Abya Yala Nuestra America, (CADTM AYNA) and CADTM Europe firmly support the sovereign right of the Argentine nation to declare YFP, the principal petroleum company operating within its territory, to be of public utility and to proceed to the expropriation of the stock held by the Spanish multinational Repsol. We fervently reject the international campaign of menaces and calls for heavy sanctions against Argentina initiated and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 May 2012

Suspension of Belo Monte Called For by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has officially requested the Brazilian Government to immediately suspend the Belo Monte Dam Complex in the Amazonian state of Pará, pending proper consultations with potentially affected indigenous peoples living in the Xingu river basin. Belo Monte would negatively impact indigenous peoples and other traditional communities in the Xingu River basin, particularly those living along a (...) read

date of on-line publication : 18 April 2011

Climate Change: Polluters’ Corporate Interest Groups Dragging EU Back

Barely a month after world leaders gathering in Copenhagen reached a weak accord on climate change, the European Union’s top polluters are fighting a fresh battle to dissuade policy-makers from taking more robust action. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2010

Hidden Scale of BAT’s Deathly Cigarette Lobby in EU

Corporate Europe Observatory Press Release One of the world’s largest cigarette companies spent more than €700,000 lobbying the EU last year, up to four times as much as the company declared on the EU’s register of interest representatives, new research by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has revealed [1]. The revelations come as the tobacco industry fights to retain its influence within the EU after a World Health Organisation agreement on preventing the influence of vested interests from (...) read

date of on-line publication : 3 June 2009

Coordination SUD

Mass retailing in the South: impacts on subsistence farming and farm workers, regulations, and mobilisation within civil society

DIRECTIONS FOR USE Context of the study: In the last two decades the liberalisation trend in most economies has led to an increase in big companies’ power. The concentration of multinational companies in mass retailing has strengthened this sector’s power (“Buyer power”) over all the other actors in all sectors of the economy: industries and especially peasants and agricultural workers. Coordination Sud, a platform for French international solidarity organisations, functions on the basis of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 August 2007

Transnational Institute (TNI)

United Nations and Transnational Corporations: a deadly association

The United Nations is failing in its duty to control the abuses of transnational economic power, argues Alejandro Teitelbaum. The recent report by John Ruggie, special representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights, represents a setback in attempts to establish international control over the activities of transnational corporations. I. The United Nations Organisation (UN) was created in order to keep the peace and defend human rights and dignity. Some important (...) read

date of on-line publication : 23 April 2007

Global Exchange

Most Wanted Corporate Human Rights Violators of 2005

> Global Exchange, Dec 2005 (...)

This is Global Exchange’s list of the 14 worst corporations for violations of human rights. However, not only does the article give an introduction to the human rights abuses committed by each company, it also gives a list of the associations working to make the specific companies more accountable, thus stressing the need for citizen’s action.  read

date of on-line publication : 16 December 2005


Are Human Rights Any Business of Business? Corporate Behaviour from a Human Rights Perspective

> November 2005,

“Is there an indirect human rights responsibility of corporations that arises from the human rights obligations of their home states? And second, is there a human rights responsibility of corporations themselves, thus a direct human rights responsibility of corporations regardless of the international commitments of their home states?” This paper outlines the evolution of the Corporate Social Responsibility model, describes the international conventions which exist and gives an introduction (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 December 2005

Tobacco’s Attempts to Derail the Global Tobacco Treaty: Cases from Battleground Countries

> October 2005, Corporate Accountability International (...)

A report by Corporate Accountability International on the efforts by Big Tobacco (large tobacco corporations) to misguide countries in the South over the Global Tobacco Treaty.  read

date of on-line publication : 2 December 2005


Victories! Justice! The People’s Triumphs Over Corporate Power

> July 2005, Multinational Monitor (...)

"When you are in the business of tracking and reporting on multinational corporate activity, it is inevitable that you you are going to traffic in tales of sorrow, woe and misery. But for all their power, multinational corporations do not always prevail." Multinational Monitor celebrates those citizen victories with the first of a two-part series recounting peoples’ wins over corporations and their supporting structures and institutions. An optimistic overview of recent citizen’s and social movements’ success stories.  read

date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

Seattle 2 Brussels Network

The EU Corporate Trade Agenda

> November 2005, S2B, 40pp (...)

The role and the interests of corporations and their lobby groups in Trade Policy-Making in the European Union, that is: how EU trade policy is being driven by the demands of European businesses for new markets rather than by the needs of developing countries, European citizens or the environment. The article details the extraordinary access of corporate lobby groups and business bodies to the European Commission. Furthermore, it aims to show how the trade policy that emerges from this hidden and unregulated relationship overwhelmingly reflects the demands of European multinational companies in current negotiations on agriculture, trade in services and non-agricultural market access.


date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005


Alien Tort Claims Act: Developments on bill to supress ATCA

> OhmyNews, October 26, 2005 (...)

The following article (first appeared here) gives an update on the current developments to supress the Alien Tort Claims Act in the US through a new bill.
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date of on-line publication : 30 November 2005


The challenges facing the UN special representative on human rights and business

> OXFORD ANALYTICA EXECUTIVE BRIEF, November 7, 2005, 3pp. (...)

Professor John Ruggie was appointed the UN secretary-general’s special representative on human rights and business in July. If Ruggie chooses not to address the key dilemmas surrounding this issue, his work will form another parenthesis on the subject. If he should choose to face those dilemmas and seek solutions, he may be able to bring about real change.  read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2005

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