Category Archive for: Binding treaty

ISDS: How the global system of corporate impunity is affecting the Human Rights of indigenous and peasant populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Last year, on August 30th 2018, a Panel of Private Arbitrators, based in The Hague (Netherlands, EU), composed of three private arbitrators, issued a ruling that could represent an ill-fated precedent for humanity. Through a lawsuit between the Ecuadorian state and the US multinational Chevron, the panel intends to annul a sentence, issued by a…

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UN BINDING TREATY: COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ALERT TO A BLOCK

Geneva, October 27 – More than 200 delegates from more than 80 countries representing social movements, trade unions, and global civil society,(1) including communities affected by the human rights violations of transnational corporations are actively involved this week in the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of an International Legally…

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INVISIBLE HARMS, INVISIBLE PROFITS: A THEORY OF THE INCENTIVE TO CONTAMINATE

  A partir de una investigación realizada en la Amazonía ecuatoriana, este artículo busca reelaborar el problema de la contaminación industrial. Las teorías críticas sobre el tema de la contaminación la entienden como un efecto secundario de un problema más grande del sistema capitalista. Esas teorías explican la omnipresencia del problema, a través de: (1)…

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CHEVRON IS A BAD REFERENCE FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO CO-OPT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

Quito, June 22nd, 2017.- The Organization of American States (OAS) stops Chevron from capturing a seat on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) by not electing Douglass Cassel as member.  The decision of the OAS was the result of the protest presented to OAS members via an open letter promoted by the Union of…

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