The CETIM and its partners* organized two parallel conferences in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on the occasion of the 35th session of the Human rights Council:
The CETIM in association with the FIMARC and La Via Campesina organized two parallel conferences parallel in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on the occasion of the 4th session of the intergovernmental workgroup on the rights of the farmers and the other people working in rural areas:
The ever greater audience of extreme right – or downright fascist – movements in the very heart of “Old Europe”, the victory of the Brexit in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald Trump in the United States are troubling developments.
« If we do not fight to transform the world, nothing is possible», Samir Amin. The CETIM spreads a crowdfunding campaign. The money collected allows us to keep fighting against transnational corporations’ impunity which violate human rights and destroy biodiversity.
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
Multinationals with great economic and political power violate human rights, very often, with almost total impunity. These entities escape legal action. This publication demonstrates the necessity and urgency of having a binding international instrument to sanction those multinationals responsible. CETIM's publication also highlights how important it is to enable the victims to obtain compensation.
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.