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Support Trócaire’s call for an International Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Some private companies are responsible for serious human rights violations. These range from threats to violent attacks on communities and individuals (known as human rights defenders). 

An International Treaty on Business and Human Rights is needed to hold private companies accountable for these violations, and to protect human rights defenders.

Trócaire is calling on the Irish and UK Governments to constructively engage in the process towards creating an International Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

Lend your voice to help protect the brave women and men around our world who are defending vulnerable communities against human rights abuses at the hands of some private companies.

Petition to Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Violent attacks against human rights activists who challenge big business, are on the rise. Harassment, legal intimidation and even murder are being used to silence these brave women and men.

I urge you, Minister, to ensure Ireland constructively engages in the process towards creating an International Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

This treaty must include greater protection for Human Rights Defenders who are being targeted by private companies.

 

Trócaire will handover this petition to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in October 2018, in advance of an international meeting on the treaty in Geneva.

Petition to the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 

Violent attacks against human rights activists who challenge big business, are on the rise. Harassment, legal intimidation and even murder are being used to silence these brave women and men.

I urge you, Secretary, to ensure the UK constructively engages in the process towards creating an International Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

This treaty must include greater protection for Human Rights Defenders who are being targeted by private companies.

 

Trócaire will handover this petition to local MPs to make a representation on your behalf to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. This handover will take place in October 2018, in advance of an international meeting on the treaty in Geneva.

Click here for more information on the need for a binding International Treaty on Business and Human Rights