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Treaty sought

In June, ACT Alliance urged the U.N. Human Rights Council to develop a legally binding international treaty that would hold corporations responsible for human rights violations. Pauliina Parhiala, deputy general secretary for the alliance, said it’s time for legal recourse. “We have seen people kicked off their lands with empty promises from transnational corporations,” she said. “They lose access to livelihoods, clinics, schools and more, with no repercussions on these corporations. This is exploitation and a clear violation of human rights.”


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