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16 Jul 2015

Jerome Chaplier, European Coalition for Corporate Justice; Paul de Clerk, Friends of the Earth Europe Economic Justice Programme; Karim Lahidji, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), on EU Reporter Correspondent

Commentary: NGOs call on EU to engage constructively in binding treaty process to advance human rights & end corporate impunity

"TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for human rights", 16 July

Human rights violations by companies happen on a daily basis and all too often go unpunished. Last week, discussions took place at the UN in Geneva to introduce international regulation holding businesses accountable for the damage they cause, and provide affected communities with access to justice. While the EU chose not to participate in these discussions, it is however engaging in another round of TTIP negotiations this week. We are left questioning who the EU is really standing up for, its citizens or corporate profit?.... The EU needs to engage constructively and in good faith in the Treaty process to deliver an historical advance for human rights and end corporate impunity.