Friday, July 29, 2016
Empire Files : Inside the UN Fight Against Corporate Impunity
Abby Martin interviews Ecuador's United Nations representative and Chair of negotiations creating a new international instrument to hold transnational corporations accountable for human rights and environmental crimes.
Transnational corporations--many with larger economies than the countries they operate in--have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives.
But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation.
At teleSUR's studios in Quito, Abby Martin interviews Ecuador's Permanent Representative to the UN, María Fernanda Espinosa, about the need for this step.