Berlin

"Fight Nestlé to the Death"

film screening

27.09.2013, 00:00 Uhr

On 10 September 2005, the Colombian trade unionist Luciano Romero was brutally stabbed to death by paramilitaries in Valledupar, Cesar, in the northeastern part of Colombia. Romero had previously been employed for many years by the Colombian Nestlé-subsidiary Cicolac. The management of the subsidiary had stigmatized him as a guerrilla fighter; the Swiss management had not reacted adequately regarding these accusations. Together with the Colombian trade union SINALTRAINAL and Colombian lawyers, including Alirio Uribe, on 5 March 2012, ECCHR submitted a criminal complaint in Switzerland against the company Nestlé and five of its managers for negligent homicide by omission.

The documentary by Temps Présent (Radio Télévision Suisse) gives an account of the murder of Luciano Romero as well as his Philippine trade union colleague, Diosdado Fortuna, who was killed several days later, on 22 September 2005, after a protest in front of the Nestlé-factory in the Philippines.

After the screening, the status of the case in Switzerland will be explained and its significance in Colombia evaluated. In addition, the responsibility of transnational corporations acting in weak governance zones will be discussed.

Berlin

Deadly dam collapse in Brazil: Are German companies responsible?

discussion

22.10.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Tagungswerk
Lindenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

In January 2019, a dam burst at an iron ore mine near Brumadinho, Brazil, killing more than 270 people. The toxic sludge polluted large sections of the Paraopeba River, poisoning thousands of people's...

Berlin

Colonial Repercussions V: The Case of Namibia

Symposium

29.11.2019, 14:00 Uhr

Akademie der Künste (AdK)

The issue of (post-)colonial injustice is more present than ever before in German and European legal and cultural policy debates. Still, this development towards addressing the past has not had much...

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