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[DOC] Declaration

Author: Initially signed by CENSAT Agua Viva - Amigos de la Tierra Colombia; Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo; FIAN International; ILSA Colombia; Transnational Institute, Published on: 1 August 2013

On the occasion of the announcement...[of] a Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean...Latin American communities along with regional and international organizations demand justice against the systematic human rights violations...by...corporations.... [V]oluntary standards such as the...[UN] Guiding Principles are insufficient and incompatible with the protection of human rights and contribute to the impunity enjoyed by corporations...Corporate Capture and Revolving Doors[:]...Several...UN experts in...business and human rights have strong linkages with TNCs involved in the violation of human rights. This behavior creates clear conflicts of interest...[We] ask the organs of United Nations and especially the Human Rights Council and the Working Group: Regarding Compulsory Standards...Regarding the corporate capture of States and the United Nations...Regarding the participation of impacted communicates and civil society organizations...To sign the declaration, please send an email to [email protected]

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