Many transnational companies violate human rights with absolute impunity. Offshoring is not only used for tax avoidance or cost reduction, but also to reduce accountability procedures, thanks to the lack of coordination between national legal systems.
A treaty should be negotiated at the United Nations to regulate the work of transnational companies and to ensure the establishment of a clear justice mechanism for citizens whose rights have been violated.
However, governments from the European Union are opposing this initiative and are trying to block the process. As a result, the treaty, if negotiated, would not apply to European companies.
WILPF has started an online petition to ensure that European governments do not block, but engage in the negotiations process. Sign and ask the government to protect human rights against Transnational Companies! Share widely!