Transnational Corporations on the defendant's seat: Human Rights Violations and Possibilities for Accountability
Terra de Direitos
This work was developed given the need to spread the accumulation of knowledge and experience in the area of the responsibility of transnational businesses for human rights violations, while noting possible methods of intervention.
The guide aims to demonstrate some basic elements in the area of human rights, transnational corporations, and litigation. Its goal is to show paths which may be taken by organizations and social movements which seek to take action against human rights violations committed by transnationals.
Therefore, some of the instruments of corporate accountability at the national and international levels are analyzed, which contributes to the systematization of knowledge and experience about the corporate accountability for human rights violations.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive study of the subject or a conclusive evaluation of the instruments and spaces for litigation against transnationals. The idea of producing this material arose from the findings and proposals of various workshops held by Terra de Direitos and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Institute, together with other entities, as well as from participation in international discussion groups, such as the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.
Thus, this work will help civil society organizations assess, in specific cases, legal actions against transnational corporations.
Title: Transnational Corporations on the defendant's seat: Human Rights Violations and Possibilities for Accountability
Organization: Fernando Gallardo Vieira Prioste e Thiago de Azevedo Pinheiro Hoshino
Contributors: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Ana Saggioro Garcia, Laura Bregenski Schühli, Leandro Scalabrim e Maura Prendville
Curitiba: Terra de Direitos, 2010. 72 p.
Ações: Democratização da Justiça
Eixos: Política e cultura dos direitos humanos,Democratização da justica e garantia dos direitos humanos