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.


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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History: a UN monitoring mechanism for peasants’ rights

With massive state support, the United Nations Human Rights Council created an international monitoring mechanism last October on the rights of peasants, opening a promising new chapter in their implementation. The creation of this mechanism constitutes a crucial step in the process of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People […]

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The dissolution of Soulèvements de la Terre is cancelled

Last April, CETIM and the Confédération Paysanne appealed to the UN’s human rights protection mechanisms for, among other things, the cancellation of the dissolution of the mouvement “Soulèvements de la Terre”. Today we learn that the French Conseil d’Etat has annulled the dissolution of Soulèvements de la Terre, pronounced by the Minister of the Interior […]

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Mega-basins: victory in court!

The Confédération paysanne (a long-standing ally of CETIM) is delighted with the decision of the Poitiers administrative court, which has just ruled on two appeals and cancelled the project to create fifteen mega-basins: nine planned for the Aume-Couture basin (including seven in Charente and two in Deux-Sèvres) and six in the Pallu sub-basin (Vienne). The […]

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Human rights alert: military intervention in Haiti

PRESS RELEASE Geneva 4th October 2023 – CETIM and La Via Campesina express concern over foreign intervention in Haiti and demand human rights protection. The 2nd of October 2023, the UN Security Council approved the deployment of an international security force to supposedly fight gang violence and restore security. Social movements and peasants’ organizations have […]

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