France adopts law to hold transnational corporations accountable for damage they cause
Companies systematically put profits before the environment and human rights. Many transnational corporations are richer and more powerful than the states trying to regulate them. Too often big business captures political decision making spaces, such as UN negotiations, and in so doing shapes environmental policies to suit its interests. Businesses are too well protected and rarely held to account for their abuses. We need a legally binding treaty to pave the way for justice for victims and to hold corporations to account. Relying on businesses to voluntarily regulate themselves simply does not work.
Hundreds of movements and organisations are taking the fight to the United Nations where we are working on a new UN human rights treaty, which aims to establish international legally-binding rules for transnational corporations
Join us in this historic process towards ending corporate impunity – when business actions abroad lead to human rights violations and environmental crimes that go unpunished.