Transnational Corporations

Stop impunity !

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 !

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Rights of peasants

For a United Nations Declaration !

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 !

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CETIM Publisher

Transnational corporations’ impunity

Melik Özden
102 pages 2016

Human rights series

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.

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The right to land


102 pages 2014

Human rights series

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...

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Cultural rights

Melik Özden and Simon Brunschwig
56 pages 2013

Human rights series

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.

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