Corporate accountability Companies operating in the EU should be legally accountable for any harm they cause to people and the environment, anywhere in the world

2 October 2017

Over the last few years, many issues have brought people into the streets in their thousands to demonstrate against the dodgy transatlantic trade deals TTIP and CETA. But perhaps the most contentious has been the issue of ‘corporate courts’ proposed for the frozen EU-US trade deal, TTIP – in trade jargon, known as an Investor-State-Dispute-Settlement (ISDS) mechanism.

10 May 2017

The European Commission today released new proposals for how the European Union deals with globalization issues.

Paul de Clerck from Friends of the Earth Europe reacted to the 'Harnessing Globalisation' paper:

Multinational companies affect the lives of people and the environment all over the world. In many countries, the victims of the harm they cause do not have access to justice.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe calls on policy-makers in Europe to hold European companies legally accountable for any harm they do around the world, and to participate in the UN process for a binding treaty for businesses in relation to human rights.

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  • Paul de Clerck
  • Anne van Schaik