Stop ISDS ! Rights for people, rules for corporations

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Stop ISDS ! Rights for people, rules for corporations

TNI | 22 January 2019

Join the movement to end corporate privilege, sign the petition !

Corporations have their own global private court system – called ISDS – which they use to bully governments. But many victims of corporate human rights abuses don’t have any way of winning justice. This is unfair.

We need to end these corporate courts now !

Rights for people, rules for corporations

To the President of the European Commission, the presidency of the EU Council, representatives of EU Member States and Members of the European Parliament.

"Today’s trade and investment agreements give transnational corporations far reaching special rights and access to a parallel justice system to enforce them.

We call on the EU and Member States to end these privileges by withdrawing from existing trade and investment agreements containing them, and not to conclude any such agreements in the future.

We also call on the EU and Member States to support the achievement of a UN binding treaty to hold transnational corporations to account for human rights violations, and end their impunity.

The EU and Member States must enshrine in their laws the duties of corporations to respect human rights and the environment throughout their operations worldwide.

People affected by corporate human rights violations must have access to justice."

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source: TNI