Open call to join the
WEEK OF MOBILIZATION TO STOP CORPORATE CRIMES AND IMPUNITY
During the UNHRC 26th Session
23 – 27 June 2014
In Geneva (Switzerland) and in decentralized actions around the world
The Week of Mobilization to Stop Corporate Crimes and Impunity will take place from 23 to 27 June 2014 in Geneva during the last week of the 26th session of the UNHRC, when the Council will be deciding on this initiative.
This week of activities represents an important convergence moment for social movements and Civil Society Organizations to collectively work for a more profound and effective system to defend human rights from corporate violations, especially the rights of those affected by the environmental crimes and other human rights violations of transnational corporations.
Thursday, June 19
Side event: Why a treaty on Human Rights and TNCs
Palais des Nations room TBC
Co-sponsored by: FIDH, FIAN, CIEL, IBFAN, Friends of the Earth and Franciscans International.
Contact: Ana Maria Suarez (Suarez-Franco@fian.org)
Monday, June 23
Peoples Permanent Tribunal (PPT)
9am to 6pm - Maison des Associations – Ghandi room (15 Rue Savoises 1205 Genève)
The PPT will close with the Launch of the Base document of the Peoples Treaty “Rights to People & Obligations to TNCs” and its Global Consultation Process
Contact: Diana Aguiar (email@example.com)
Tuesday, June 24
Human rights compliant and sustainable food systems
9am-5pm - Maison des Associations (15 Rue Savoises 1205 Genève)
Strategy meeting for a predetermined group of participants. It will be open to a limited number of additional participants upon prior application (deadline June 17).
Contact & Applications: Rolf Künnemann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Side Event: A binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations: the urgency to ensure access to justice to those affected by corporate violations
1pm – Palais des Nations room TBC
Contact: Diana Aguiar (email@example.com) and Laurent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organized by the Global Campaign Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity
Side Event: Human Rights Violations and Extractive Activities
Time TBC – Palais des Nations room TBC
Co-sponsored by: FI, Fastenopfer, Tampakan Forum, CIDSE, MISEREOR (TBC)
Contact: Budi Tjahjono (email@example.com)
Public event: Testimonies from the Global South against Corporate Impunity
8pm – Maison des Associations (15 Rue Savoises 1205 Genève)
Contact: Laurent (firstname.lastname@example.org), Olivier de Marcellus (email@example.com) and Juan Tortosa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organized by Swiss co-convenors
Wednesday, June 25
Human rights compliant and sustainable food systems (second day)
9am-5pm - Maison des Associations
“STOP CORPORATE CRIMES AND IMPUNITY” Picket
4pm In front of the Palais des Nations
Impunity tour: The tour of social movements will go to landmark Transnational Corporations headquarters in Geneva denouncing their roles in human rights violations that remain unpunished.
Contact: Olivier de Marcellus (email@example.com) and Juan Tortosa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, June 26
Human rights compliant and sustainable food systems (third day)
9am-12pm - Maison des Associations
Side event: We defend the environment, we defend human rights
Time and room in the Palais des Nations TBC
Organized by Friends of the Earth International
Contact: Alberto Villareal (email@example.com)
Friday, June 27
Treaty Alliance assessment and Next Steps
Time and venue TBC
Global Campaign Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity Assessment & Next Steps
Time and venue TBC
International / Regional / National movements, networks or organizations outside of Swtizerland
Treaty Alliance, Campaign Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, ESCR-net, Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), World March of Women, FIAN International, Transnational Institute, Franciscans International, Working Group on Investment in the Americas, Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Democracia y Desarrollo (PIDHDD), Oidhaco (Oficina Internacional de Derechos Humanos – Acción Colombia), Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA), Comité pour l'Annulation du Tiers Monde (CADTM), ODG (Observatorio de la Deuda en la Globalización) Catalunya, OMAL (Observatorio de Multinacionales en América Latina), Ecologistas en Acción, Polaris Institute Canada, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) – Global Economy Project, Alternative Information & Development Center (AIDC) South Africa, Col.lectiu RETS Catalunya, WoMin (Women in Mining) South Africa, Centre for Trade and Policy Development in Zambia, Tax Justice Network - Africa in Kenya, Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) Philippines, SENTRO Trade Union Center Philippines, ATTAC Japan, Migrant Forum Asia, Transnational Migrant Platform, Platform of Filipino Migrants in Europe, Focus on the Global South, EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), War on Want, Stop the Wall Campaign and Palestinian National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Committee (BNC).
Swiss movements and organizations
Comité du Forum Social Lémanique, ATTAC Switzerland, SolidaritéS, Coordination Climat Justice Sociale, CETIM, L'Autre Syndicat, UNITERRE.