The eighth round of UN negotiations for a Binding Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights came to an end on Friday with an action held by social movements and organizations which demanded “Rights for Peoples, Rules for TNCs.”
The negotiations closed with the presentation of a report and recommendations by the Chair, which included an informal document prepared by the Chair itself, which the civil society considers antidemocratic, because it is not the result of the negotiations of the past years.
This is what led to the protest of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power as soon as the talks ended today. The Campaign demands that the negotiations continue on the basis of the “third revised draft” of the Binding Treaty which emerged from past years’ negotiations.
Moreover, social movements and organizations highlight the crucial role of the Campaign in defence of an ambitious and effective Treaty that is truly able to stop corporate capture.
In this report from Geneva, Switzerland, we listen to some reflections gathered by Real World Radio at the end of Friday’s session.