Corporate Capture in South Asia: Cases of Resistance by Peoples’ Movements and Recommendations for a UN binding treaty to Regulate Corporate Activity
Join our 2022 UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights session,"Corporate Capture in Asia Pacific: Cases of Resistance by Peoples’ Movements and Recommendations for a UN binding treaty to Regulate Corporate Activity."
March 25th, 2022
In this session, several members of ESCR-Net, who are currently resisting corporate abuses or violations, will share their experiences on panel. They will share their thoughts on actions that must be taken to better protect human rights in the face of business. We envision the session will take around 90 minutes and that it will be moderated in a “talk-show” style. Allowing for interaction and different opinions to be heard.
The key objectives of this session are to:
Introduce corporate capture and screen the English (and Hindi) animation film of 3 minutes each on corporate capture
Highlight how ESCR-Net’s work on corporate capture has evolved, particularly in the context of the UN treaty process and the business and human rights agenda (comic episode 1 particularly)
Share cases: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Highlight UN precedent on capture: Article 5.3 and Article 19 of global tobacco treaty (WHO FCTC): relevance for South Asia and UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
Provide Recommendations for the UN BHR Forum
Emilie Pradichit, Manushya Foundation, Thailand
Mona Sabella, ESCR-Net
Debbie Stothard: ALTSEAN Burma, Thailand
Prafulla Samantara: Lok Shakti Abhiyan, India
Prashant Paikray: Anti-POSCO / Anti-Jindal Struggle in Odisha, India
Wali Haider: Roots for Equity, Pakistan
Khokon Suiten Murmu: Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network (IPHRDs); Kapaeeng Foundation, Bangladesh
Rashmilaa Prajapati: Indigenous Newar Woman, Nepal
Bobby Ramakant: Citizen News Service (CNS), India