CETIM and the IADL denounce the arbitrary detention of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange by Sweden and the United Kingdom. In February 2016, the two organisations call out the Human Rights Council (HRC). They stress the respect of the authority and integrity of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD). Alfred de Zayas, United Nations […]
CETIM denounces the activities related to the extraction of gold by an Australian corporation called OceanaGold. The company has been asked to meet its extra-territorial obligations, and Australia committed itself to implement the recommendation made by CETIM and its partners. In 2015 and 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) considered the case […]
On the occasion of the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council, Centre Europe – Tiers-Monde (CETIM), Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) & the Transnational Institute (TNI), members of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, Stop Impunity and Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, organized a side-event entitled « How to hold TNCs accountable for Human […]
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 […]
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.