In this bulletin we return to the complaint presented by the CETIM against Colombia before the Human Rights Committee for its responsibility in the murder of a Coca Cola worker and Sinaltrainal union leader in 2002. We also reproduce the written statement (case study) presented by the CETIM to the Human Rights Council in September […]
Just this once we are appealing to you for your support. For over 45 years, the CETIM has been denouncing the generalized misdevelopment to which the world has been subjected that has resulted in the impoverishment of the majority to the benefit of the enrichment of a minority. And we have been working tirelessly in […]
On 25 November 2015, the CETIM submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders a report regarding Chevron Corporation attacks against human rights defenders in the United States and Ecuador. His urgent intervention was requested to stop Chevron’s attempts at criminalizing the victims of its activities in Ecuador and […]
On 9 September 2015 the Europe – Third World Centre (CETIM) submitted to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations a complaint against the Colombian State for repeated human rights violations and the killing of Adolfo Múnera López, an employee of Coca Cola and member of Sinaltrainal, one of the unions targeted in a […]
Transnational corporations (TNCs) commit crimes, violate human rights and destroy the environment with complete impunity in the Global South. These business enterprises are able to evade national jurisdictions because of their transnational character and unprecedented economic power. Only binding norms at the international level can end TNCs' impunity. Support our campaign at the United Nations !Continue reading
Peasants are key to food security, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity security. Yet their rights are systemically violated and they are subject to multiple discrimination. An international instrument can contribute to better protecting them and improving livelihoods in rural areas. Support our campaign at the United Nations with La Vía Campesina !Continue reading
The recognition of the right to land, a historic demand by peasant movements throughout the world, is gaining momentum at the international level. This publication takes stock of this major issue of our times. It is the result of major research and inquiry, and the fruit of close collaboration with La Vía Campesina...
Through cultural rights, it is not only the issue of cultural diversity and participation to cultural life that is addressed, but also access to scientific progress and education, the protection of intellectual property and academic liberty.