I laboratorio de economia de paz gernika gogoratuz


Creating a meeting point where the concept of peace economy and the more relational and symmetric forms of governance between the different players who are interested in the internationalization of Basque businesses and Human Rights can be explored through horizontal dialogues.

Monday 30th January 2017

The first session focuses on addressing the structural violence of the current political and economic systems while exploring alternatives which derive from the teachings of peace economy and sustainability. Now that the old models seem to be no longer applicable it is time that the different actors find a place to talk about new ways of living based on new forms to do politics and a new economy that serves social justice and the human well-being.

Tuesday 31st of January 2017
Opening a space for discussion between university, industry, society and government where they propose and discuss concrete ideas about Human Rights and the internationalization of Basque business.

Ver I Laboratorio Economía de Paz y Derechos Humanos y Empresa Vasca 2017

I laboratorio de economia de paz

Apertura, introducción e intervenciones

  • Paul Ortega (01:29- 11:54): Director de la Agencia Vasca de Cooperación.

– Objetivos para contribuir en el respeto de los DDHH en operaciones y relaciones comerciales.

–  Planes de empresa y DDHH deben abordar temas como la economía social y de inclusión, economía civil y de bien común.

  • Jokin Alberdi (12:15- 21:20): Gernika Gogoratuz.

–  Presentación de los objetivos.

– Compatibilidad de lo económico y lo empresarial con los DDHH.

  • Juan Hernández Zubizarreta (23:51- 47:27): Profesor UPV e investigador del Observatorio de Multinacionales en América Latina (OMAL).

– Debates en torno transnacionales y derechos humanos.

– La vulneración de los DDHH por parte de las multinacionales como violaciones sistémicas, que parten de la arquitectura de impunidad de estas empresas caracterizadas por la asimetría y la desigualdad jurídica.

  • Orencio Vázquez (47:45- 01:03:13): Observatorio de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa.

– Luces y sombras de las empresas españolas en cuanto al cumplimiento de los principios rectores de Naciones Unidas y las RSE.

– Necesidad de un cambio financiero para olvidarnos de la fractura entre los Derechos Humanos y la actividad económica.

  • Isaac Ruíz (01:03:25- 01:18:24): GAMESA.

– Necesidad de un papel activo de los mayores agentes económicos del mundo en la agenda de los Derechos Humanos.

– Los DDHH para las empresas transnacionales constituyen un factor de riesgo pero se indican una serie de pasos hacia la RSE.

  • Antonio Vives (01:19:19- 01:36:15): Ex gerente del BID y profesor en la Universidad de Standford.

– Pensativa errónea de que el problema de los DDHH reside exclusivamente en los países en vías de desarrollo

– Importancia de llevar la realidad a las empresas normales y corrientes, que constituyen el 99% del total de éstas.

– Empresas transnacionales solo respetarán los DDHH si están obligados por ley.

I Laboratorio de economia de paz (2 parte)

Horizontal dialogues (6 interventions) and debates:

  • Joxerramon Bengoetxea (01:25- 08:38): Coordinador EHU Gune de UPV.

– Explores problems of social interest from a cooperative and multidisciplinary point of view.
– Uses the systems theory to explain the interrelation between peace, economy and business.

  • Izaskun Alonso (09:07- 23:02): The Rights Factory.

– Explains the necessity of a legal framework and regulations so that companies protect human rights.
– Says that there is a lack of teaching for companies and public administration in order to build awareness.

  • Gonzalo Fernández (23:16- 31:06): OMAL.

Need to regulate supporting companies, since businesses are naturally profit oriented and thus won´t automatically contribute to fulfilling Human Rights.

  • Eduardo Giménez (31:17- 40:22): Ingeteam.

– Companies search for ways to distinguish themselves from others.
– Boosting corporate social responsibility is const-intensive which leads to an imbalance in competiveness
– The regulations contribute positively to gaining strength/wealth/worth and a better organization inside ones company.

  • Leyre Madariaga (40:38- 52:30): Acción Exterior del Gobierno Vasco.

– A Basque Framework of regulation without an international framework might be counter productive.
– Sensibility concerning CSR is growing.

  • Silvia Gregorio (53:00- 01:07:35): Coordinadora de ONGD (cooperación al desarrollo).

– The dependency of undeveloped countries on rich countries for survival and raising profits is one of the causes of the capitalist system.

  • Dani Gutiérrez (01:01:45- 01:07:35): Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak.

– The absence of an ethical consciousness in the Basque government concerning weapon fabrication in Euskadi.

  • Eva Silvan (01:08:25- 01:14:12): Save the Children.

– Businesses are no agent of cooperation but of economical development.
– The necessity not to separate but rather cooperation of private businesses, NGOs and the third sector to boost Human Rights.

  • Joseba Ossa (01:14:23- 01:19:31): Bakun.

– Justified civil disobedience.
– Cooperation between social movements, institutions, companies…

  • Leyre Madariaga (01:19:36- 01:22:32): Acción Exterior Gobierno Vasco.

– Emphasizing how not to fall into degenerative dynamics.
– Confirms that there are contradictions in the institution (arms trade)

  • Pasqualino Colombaro (01:22:53- 01:26:25): Independent Investigator.

– The importance of syndicates as associations of workers against the strength of the corporate.
The most efficient ways to recruit syndicates are to establish rights and protections.

  • Josu Urrutia (01:26:38- 01:29:31): Mundukide.

– Underlines the importance of social economy in the debate.

  • Esther Guerrero (01:29:39- 01:33:47): UNICEF.

– Reiterates the topic of cooperation for a sustainable development and the impact of companies on guaranteeing children’s rights.

  • Jokin Alberdi (01:34:02- 01:37:12): Gernika Gogoratuz.

– There is a necessity of a legislative development
– There are laws that already bring a regulatory framework but they are not applied.

  • Ester Muñoz (01:37:16- 01:39:28): Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe (UD).

– The right for human rights finds only a few ways of effective application.

  • Daniel Nina (01:39:33- 01:44:53): Professor de Administración de Empresas y Derecho en la Universidad de Puerto Rico.

– Redirecting the debate out of esoteric positions.
– Necessity to rethink the production processes at work, but not only in the arms industry but for all companies.

  • Dani Gutiérrez (01:45:14- 01:46:17): Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak.

– Points out, that the concept of Peace Economy is not only concerned with the process of production but also with the product itself.

  • Antonio Vives (01:47:03- 01:52:21): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– If one really wants to regulate they need an environment that allows them to regulate regulations.
– The differences in a company´s responsibilities and what and how they produce is either in a responsible or harmful way.

  • Daniel Nina (01:52:23- 01:54:15): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– Counters the last statements of Antonio Vives.

  • Juan Hernández (01:57:11- 02:03:01): Professor UPV/ investigador OMAL.

– Points out that there are regulations about the rights of transnational companies but not of their obligations.

  • Antonio Vives (02:03:05- 02:04:07): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– Speaks of the accusations against CSR when in reality it’s the companies´ functionaries´ fault.
Individual criminal responsibility

  • Orencio Vázquez (02:04:08- 02:08:27): Observatorio de CSR.

– Access to remediation
– Fundamental human rights should always have higher priority than the dictation of costs and efficiency.

  • Joseba Ossa (02:08:40- 02:11:01): Bakun.

– The lack of syndicats.

  • Joseba Ossa (02:08:40- 02:11:01): Bakun.

– Negative thoughts on proposals like the treaty of Paris which has only poor impact if the hegemonic power stays within the oil companies.

  • Antonio Vives (02:1330- 02:15:53): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– Necessity of moving toward renewable energy although changes of such magnitude take a long time.

  • Juan Hernández (02:15:56- 02:18:00): Professor UPV/ investigador OMAL.

– The way towards a civilization “Crack”
– Talks about the idea that we live in a stystem with problems to reproduce the cycle of capital due to financialization.

  • Daniel Nina (02:18:01- 02:21:43): Professor Universidad de Puerto Rico.

– The necessity of a dialogue roadmap.
– The loss of value in a changing world.

  • Antonio Vives (02:21:44- 02:23:09): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– The change to renewable energies must not be abrupt because that would resonate in economical, social and political consequences.

  • Orencio Vázquez (02:23:16- 02:24:53): Observatorio CSR.

– There is no sufficient impulse concerning the change of energy.
– The institutions have the power to augment the offers of this kind, so that there would be more demand. But they don´t do it.

  • Antonio Vives (02:25:00- 02:26:40): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– Clarification about the monetary support that Tesla receives.

  • Esther Guerrero (02:26:58- 02:29:07): UNICEF.

– Recommendation for the third sector for a sustainable development.

  • Juan Hernández (02:29:09- 02:30:36): Professor UPV/ investigador OMAL.

– Mechanisms of double asccusations for companies that violate international laws.
– Explanation of a mechanism of extraterritorial jurisdiction.

  • Antonio Vives (02:30:45- 02:31:58): Professor at the University of Stanford.

– Importance of the third sector in giving information to the public (to voice their problems).

  • Eva Silvan (02:32:03- 02:33:19): Save the Children.

– Looking for realized proposals according to the new legislation.

  • Juan Hernández (02:22:24- 02:34:58): Professor UPV/ investigador OMAL.

– Example Catalonia: Establishment of public mechanisms for denunciation and/or regulation for Catalan transnational companies.

  • Daniel Nina (02:35:00- 02:38:10): Professor Universidad de Puerto Rico.

– Answers to Juan Hernández
– Supports the regulated economic movements as it is important for the population’s well-being.

  • Iban Askasibar (02:38:10- 02:41:49): Fundación Ayuda en Acción.

– Impossibility of representing civil and human right in companies or economic missions because of a conflict of interests.

  • Maria Oianguren (02:49:02- 02:55:23): Gernika Gogoratuz.

– Conclusions and possible ways in the future.

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