[PDF] Transnational corporations: Major players in human rights violations

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Melik Özden, CETIM, Published on: 1 December 2011

This report attempts to bring up to date the booklet entitled Transnational Corporations and Human
Rights published by the CETIM in 2005...this report will concentrate mainly on: attempts, until now, to set binding international standards for TNCs; the armaments industry; TNCs dealing in mercenaries; the economic and financial crises, and the consequent impoverishment and the deterioration of the living conditions of large swathes of the world's population...The (direct or indirect) involvement of TNCs in human rights violations needs no further proof...In spite of this, all attempts to obtain binding rules at the international level in order to control the activities of TNCs have failed until now...It is thus urgent to create binding rules for TNCs, for it is a question of the sovereignty of states and the right of people to decide their future... [refers to British Petorlem, Nike, Shell, Rio Tinto, Novartis, Groupe Suez]

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Related companies: BP Nike Novartis Rio Tinto Shell Suez