Access to justice for peasants

CETIM defends victims of human rights violations in the Global South. It supports their representatives in gaining access to and obtaining the intervention of the United Nations protection mechanisms, where required.

Several mechanisms can be activated at the United Nations to get concrete improvements on the ground, in particular the Human Rights Council, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs and the committees that monitor the implementation of the human rights treaties.

CETIM mainly works with peasant organizations, including La Via Campesina, trade unions, organizations and representatives of peasant communities victims of human rights violations.


Stop imperialist intervention! The struggle of the Haitian people at the UN

The anti-colonial struggle in Haiti rightly fits into the current geopolitical context, which is characterised by a profound multidimensional crisis of the dominant system. This crisis is leading to an upheaval in the global geopolitical and geo-economic balance of power and, consequently, to an upsurge in imperialist strategies. Indeed, the dominant imperialist forces are continuing […]

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Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty

The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (a Palestinian peasant organisation and member of La Via Campesina), CETIM and FIAN International conducted a week of advocacy in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against Israeli colonialist and genocidal oppression. This campaign took place from 5 to 11 March 2024, on the occasion of the 55th session […]

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Peasant mobilisations in Europe

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 1st, 2024 – Neoliberal elites want rural populations to pay for the crisis and the “energy transition”. CETIM expresses its solidarity with the mobilisations of peasant organisations over the past weeks in several European countries (starting in Germany and spreading to France, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Romania and Poland, among others). The main […]

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Peru: International plea against human rights violations

PRESS RELEASE Lima, Geneva, Brussels, December 7, 2023 – On December 7, 2022, the impeachment and imprisonment of peasant president Pedro Castillo and the arbitrary takeover of vice-president Dina Boluarte, with the support of the fujimorista bench and other right-wing parliamentary groups, took place in Peru. An event that resurfaced the historical social fractures of […]

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