Civil Society Strikes Back: Trade and Transnational Corporations: Attacks on Civil Society
Onsdag 21 November 2018, 17:00 - 18:30

Transnational companies have a long history of violating human rights and thereby shrinking civic space. However, these violations rarely lead to companies being held responsible, since efficient legislation is either non-existent or not being upheld due to politicians protecting transnational companies for financial reasons. In Mozambique, Associacao de Apoio e Assistência Jurídica as Commundades (AAAJC) is striving to mobilise local communities to hold big mining firms accountable to national laws. Their work is often cracked down upon with violent means by police and security firms. At this after-work meeting, activist Ali Chaucate will tell us about AAAJC’s fight against the big mining industry, and share the strategies employed by civil society in Mozambique fighting for its civic space.

 

Organisations: Afrika Kontakt, Amnesty International & AAAJC.

 

Address: Global Focus, Rysensteensgade 3, København V, 1564

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