Binding Treaty Demand #3: direct obligations for transnational corporations
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.
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.
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.