Multinationals with great economic and political power violate human rights with almost total impunity. The CETIM is bringing out a publication that will demonstrate the necessity and urgency of having a binding international instrument to sanction those multinationals responsible and enable the victims to obtain compensation.
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.
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.