Treaty Alliance: UN Treaty must address corporate capture

Treaty Alliance's Statement

Rio, 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.

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The Treaty Alliance is a group of committed network and campaign groups around the world are joining to collectively help organise advocacy activities in support of developing a binding international instrument to address human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Some of the groups involved include: CETIM, CIDSE, Dismantle Corporate Power Campaign, ESCR-Net, FIAN, FIDH, Franciscans International, Friends of the Earth International, IBFAN-GIFA, Indonesia Global Justice, International Commission of Jurists, Legal Resources Center, PAN AP, Transnational Institute, TUCA, SID.


Open ended inter-governmental working group on transantional corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (UN Human Rights Council website)

Business and human rights: Commencing discussions on a legally binding agreement, South Centre Bulletin, 23 November 2015, Issue 87-88

The Treaty on TNC's and the Struggle to Stop Corporate Abuse. TNI Interview with some members of the Treaty Alliance (October 2015, TNI website,)