EU Parliament member campaigns against multinationals' impunity
Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Manon Aubry on Wednesday proposed a civic campaign to support her initiative of establishing in Europe a surveillance mechanism of multinationals' behavior in terms of human rights and environmental protection.
According to the member of La France insoumise political force, the objective is to show those companies on social media 'who calls the shots,' in reference to the need for people to lead efforts to end the destruction of nature and human rights violations, marked by impunity.
In the second week of March, the European Parliament will vote Aubry's proposal, who co-chairs the Left Group, of creating surveillance of the production chains and supply of multinationals in the Old Continent.
The intention is to curb the extraction of resources at the expense of deforestation of the Amazon, from which large companies benefit with impunity and overlooking the behavior of their branches and suppliers in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Due to the expected pressure before the vote and multinationals' actions to prevent the initiative from advancing, the MEP launched the campaign with the support of European personalities and sectors of the civil society.
If the so-called 'Surveillance Duty' succeeds, the companies that operate in different parts of the world could be legally held accountable for human rights violations and environmental destruction.
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