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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 19, 2022 – Civil society organisations, La Via Campesina, CETIM, Friends of the Earth International, FIAN International and FENSUAGRO, submitted a report to the UN special mechanisms to denounce the violations and repression against the Colombian peasantry, in particular the persecution of the National Agricultural Trade Union Federation (FENSUAGRO). The issue of […]
This 17th April, the International Day of Action for Peasant Struggles, we commemorate the 26 years of the Eldorado dos Carajás massacre of peasants in Brazil and resist the criminalization, oppression and repression of our struggles for life.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 48th session During the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, CETIM, in collaboration with the International Association of Demcoratic Lawyers (IADL) and the Union of Agriculture Work Committee (UAWC-Palestine), intervened during the debate on the Report of the High Commissioner on allocation of water resources in Occupied Palestinian Territory.