The official opening ceremony of the Olympic Games takes place on 5th August 2016. For many years, CETIM denounces economic and social disasters caused by big sports events. From past experiences in South Africa, Brazil, China, Argentina and England, CETIM denounces economic and social consequences for local populations resulting from major sports events.
CETIM is for many years firmly committed to a better protection of the rights of peasants. Ndiakhate Fall, Senegalaise peasant, is in Geneva at the Human Rights Council. He speaks about the situation of Senegalaise peasants. Because of climate change and land grabbing they face insecurity.
The general coordinator of La Vìa Campesina was in Geneva. Elizabeth Mpofu explains in a short video how the international peasant movement was born. This movement comprises more than 164 organizations in 74 countries, and represents over 200 millions peasants.
CETIM is at the European Parliament on May the 30th 2016 for the public hearing entitled “How to hold TNC responsible for human rights violations”. Melik Özden and Raffaele Morgantini talk about CETIM’s work at UN in Geneva.
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.