On January 22, 2019, at the start of the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos 150+ European organisations, trade unions and social movements launch a new trade and corporate accountability campaign called “Rights for People and Rules for Corporations – Stop ISDS”.
Join the movement to end corporate privilege
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
Instead, we need a tough global system that can punish multinationals for their crimes.
“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.”
Also read: Our Demands