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16 May 2016

Treaty Alliance

UN treaty on business & human rights must address corporate capture of govt., says Treaty Alliance

"UN Treaty Must Address Corporate Capture", 1 May 2016

The Treaty Alliance has called on civil society organisations (CSOs) everywhere to take action to combat corporate capture. At the recent treaty Alliance gathering in Brazil they particularly called on CSOs to demand that the forthcoming United Nations (UN) binding treaty contain strong provisions that prohibit the interference of corporations in the process of forming and implementing laws and policies, as well as administering justice, at all national and international levels…

The Treaty Alliance gathered in Rio de Janeiro to share experiences and struggles of affected communities defending their human rights and the environment from corporate-related abuses, as well as discuss strategies in preparation for the next meeting of the UN IGWG between October 24 to 28, 2016.  During the gathering those assembled reaffirmed that corporate capture in the process of forming and implementing regulation and policies strongly undermines human rights and protection of the environment. 

The treaty poses a unique opportunity to ensure the UN establishes a powerful new generation of international standards that can effectively regulate transnational and other business enterprises…