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.
Geneva, September 20, 2023 – La Via Campesina and CETIM denounce the sanctions against Niger at the UN A biennial “Panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights” was held during the 54th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Fatimatou Hima from the Plateforme Paysanne du Niger, a member of Via Campesina, […]
Geneva, May 8, 2023 – The Movement for Agrarian Reform and Social Justice (Kilusan para sa Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan / KATARUNGAN), together with Centre Europe – Tiers Monde (CETIM), FIAN International, Transnational Institute (TNI), and Focus on the Global South submitted today a complaint to the United Nations (UN) human rights protection mechanisms […]
PRESS RELEASE Lima, Geneva, Brussels, 9th of February 2023 – The National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Salaried Women of Peru (FENMUCARINAP), as a member organisation of La Via Campesina, the CETIM and the Whipalas Network, in collaboration with the Swiss Peruvian organization “Quinto Suyo” and the Peru Solidarity Collective – Belgium, submitted […]
CETIM and its partners Red Wiphalas / Wiphalas Network Grève féministe – Genève accompanied Lourdes Huanca, funder and president of the National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Worker Women (Fenmucarinap PERÚ), during her visit to Switzerland.
As a long-standing ally of La Via Campesina (LVC) in the struggle for peasants’ rights around the world, CETIM shares the statement of LVC’s Latin American Coordination of Rural Organisations (CLOC) on the widespread and systematic violations of peasants’ rights currently taking place in Peru.