Binding Treaty Demand #2: the primacy of human rights
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.
TNCs can sue governments at international investment tribunals, but don’t have any legal obligations to protect our Human Rights.
In the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity 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.
Alberto Villareal (Friends of the Earth Latin America & Caribbean) explains what the “Architecture of Impunity” is and why the Binding Treaty currently discussed at the United Nations should have a clause to prevent the use of ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism).