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: Referral to the UN mechanisms about the human rights violations and repression of social protest

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 […]

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Lourdes Huanca “We are not terrorists!

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.

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Colombia: Complaint to UN mechanisms about the violation of peasants’ rights

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 19, 2022 – FENSUAGRO, La Via Campesina, CETIM, Friends of the Earth International, and FIAN International 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)[1]. The issue of access to […]

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