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Agrochemical Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Violations


PAN International organised a historic session of the Permanent People’s Tribunal in Bangalore on December 3-6, 2011, attended by hundreds of peasant farmers, agricultural workers, and activists. Witnesses from all over the world gave testimony on the human rights violations perpetrated by the agrochemical transnational corporations (TNCs).

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Legal Opinion: Syngenta ignores Human Rights

Basel, 09.12.2011 - Syngenta ignores fundamental human rights by selling its Paraquat herbicide in developing countries. Both a legal opinion, as well as the Permanent People’s Tribunal held in India, which examined the practices of agrochemical corporations, have come to this conclusion. On...

Tribunal verdict vs. 6 agrochemical TNCs hailed, urgent action on recommendations urged

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International hailed the verdict of the Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) against the world's six largest agrochemical companies Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont and BASF after a historic four-day session that culminated in Bangalore, India yesterday...

Witnesses assert criminal liability of Big 6 agrochemical companies

Witnesses who testified in the four-day Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) Session on Agrochemical Transnational Corporations (TNCs) assert that the pesticide industry's Big 6 should be held criminally liable for violations of human rights, as jurors are set to release today a historic verdict on...

On the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal Tragedy: Victims and survivors of the pesticide industry worldwide gather for historic tribunal

Around 200 people gathered today in Bangalore, India for the first day of the Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) Session on Agrochemical Transnational Corporations (TNCs). Farmers and farmworkers, families of victims, environmental and health advocates, scientists, and lawyers have all their...

Monsanto to stand trial for child's death and effects of controversial weed killer

It has been almost nine years since the death of the Paraguayan child Silvino Talavera, and Monsanto Company has yet to acknowledge that it has anything to do with it.


Justice never too late for Lake Apopka farmworkers

Sixty-one year old Geraldean Matthew, a former Lake Apopka farmworker , spends most of her days in ill health. Suffering from congestive heart failure, Lupus, and kidney failure, she believes that exposure to highly toxic pesticides that were sprayed several decades ago is responsible for her...

Bayer's top-selling pesticides continue to cause bee deaths worldwide

The worrisome deaths of bee populations worldwide is likely to continue as the German agrochemical company Bayer remains unrestricted in its manufacture and sale of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Bayer's accountability in the phenomenon known as the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is among the...

Global phase-out of endosulfan marks beginning of survivors' quest for justice

Thousands of victims and survivors of endosulfan rejoiced when in April 2011, the Fifth Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) finally agreed to put the highly toxic pesticide in the list of banned substances worldwide. Various health,...

Permanent People's Tribunal: Six largest agrochemical TNCs to stand trial for human rights violations

Giants of the pesticide and biotechnology industry will stand trial for human rights violations in a landmark Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) to be held in India on December 3 to 6, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) announced today.

Organised by PAN International,...

Agrochemical TNCs target of upcoming Permanent People's Tribunal

Saluting the American people who in recent weeks have gathered in New York to collectively condemn corporate power and greed, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International will spearhead the first-ever Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) Session on Agrochemical Transnational Corporations (TNCs)...

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