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FIGHTING IMPUNITY, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen

A UN HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Date

11 Oct 18

Time

13:00

FIGHTING IMPUNITY: A UN HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

11th October 2018, 13.00-15.00, European Parliament, Brussels, Room A5E1

Hosted byGUE/NGL, Greens/EFA, S&D-ES, with the collaboration of the citizen movement “Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity” (Global Campaign) and the Transnational Institute (TNI)

AGENDA

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

MEPLola Sánchez Caldentey,GUE/NGL

PANEL 1. A WORLD BACKING THE BINDING INSTRUMENT - PARLIAMENTARY INITIATIVES

Moderator MEP Helmut Scholz, GUE/NGL

International MPs in support of the Binding Treaty

MP Lilian Galán, Parliament of Uruguay

EU National, regional and local MPs in support of the Binding Treaty

The European Parliament’s Position - The views from different political groups:

MEP Francisco Assis, MEP S&D

MEP Judith Sargentini, MEP Greens/EFA

MEP Anne Marie Minneur, MEP GUE/NGL

National Level

MP tbc, The Netherlands

MP Ana Belén Terrón, Spain, Congreso de los Diputados, Vice-President of Development Cooperation Committee

MP Heike Hänsel, Germany, Bundestag, Deputy Head of Die Linke

Regional Level

MP Clara Tirado Museros, Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Les Corts Valencianes, Spokesperson of the Committee on Development

Questions and Answers

PANEL 2. THE STATE OF PLAY

Moderator MEP S&D, Inmaculada Rodriguez-Piñero

The Views of the experts

Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting.

The Civil Society Organisations’ Voice

Txena Maso, Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity

Ana Maria Suárez, The Treaty Alliance

Binding Instrument Drafting Team/ Mission of Ecuador to Geneva

Member States

Spain, Federico Buyolo, Director General in the Office of the High Commissioner for the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Spanish Government

Questions and Answers

CLOSING REMARKS

MEPMolly Scott Cato, Greens/EFA

To register please click here: http://www.opinio.europarl.europa.eu/opinio/s?s=1110A


1.

Europees Unitair Links/Noords Groen Links (GUE/NGL)

Deze fractie in het Europees Parlement bestaat hoofdzakelijk uit partijen met een (soms voormalige) communistische achtergrond, zoals de Duitse partij Die Linke, de Griekse en Tsjechische communisten. De SP heeft zich hierbij ook aangesloten, evenals de Partij voor de Dieren.

De Europese Unie moet gebaseerd zijn op solidariteit en samenwerking, zowel tussen sterkere en zwakkere landen, als tussen de burgers van Europa. De democratische structuren moeten worden versterkt.

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