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Challenging corporate power - Investment and impunity in an era of crisis. Towards An International Peoples’ Treaty


05 Sep 2013 12:00


Room ASP 5G2, European Parliament BXL

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MEP Gabi Zimmer, President of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Group (GUE/NGL)

invites you to a press conference launching the round table:

Challenging corporate power - Investment and impunity in an era of crisis.
Towards An International Peoples’ Treaty

Thursday 5th of September 2013, 14:00, Room ASP 5G2, European Parliament BXL

with the participation of:

- Amirul Haque Amin, President of the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), a federation of unions that has been fighting for the rights of garment workers in Bangladesh since 1984.

- Alejandro Teitelbaum, lawyer specialized in international economic relations and  'expert consultant' on a series of Permanent Peoples' Tribunals (PPTs) on European Corporations in Latin America.

- Brid Brennan, Coordinator of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives programme of the Transnational Institute (TNI).


Also available for interview:

Rehad Desai - Chairperson of the Marikana Massacre-LONMIN Platinum Mines, Support Committee (South Africa). Film maker currently developing a film on the Massacre and its implications for the families and relatives of the dead miners and for their co-miners.
Olivier Hoedeman Research and campaign co-ordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a Brussels-based research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making."

"Challenging corporate power - Investment and impunity in an era of crisis.Towards An International Peoples’ Treaty" - ” aims to deepen the debate on the impunity of transnational corporations when they do not respect human rights and to introduce key elements for the development of alternatives to curb this impunity and defend the public interest.

Participants in the round table include Mrs Gabi Zimmer, President of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament, Juan Ramon Quintana, Bolivian Ministry of the Presidency, MEPs from several Parliamentary Groups and key actors from social movements, trade unions, affected communities, human rights and legal experts in Latin America, Africa and Asia. See here the round table programme


The conference  is convened by the GUE/NGL Group in coordination with civil society networks such as: Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & End Impunity of Transnational Corporations!, Bi-Regional Network ‘Enlazando Alternativas’, TNI, ODG, Ecologistas en Acción, War on Want, OMAL - Paz con Dignidad, CADTM and Seattle-to-Brussels Network, OIDAHCO.


GUE/NGL press contact
Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628








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