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, trade unions and organizations representing victims or communities affected by transnational corporations operations.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 49th session For more than three years, the activities of the French multinational firm Total in Uganda have prevented hundreds of thousands of people from cultivating their land, denying the rights of the communities to work, food, dignity, and life. Read the statement
PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 24, 2022 – For more than three years, the activities of the French multinational firm Total in Uganda have prevented hundreds of thousands of people from cultivating their land, denying the rights of the communities to work, food, dignity, and life. The origin of the problem lies in the implantation of […]
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 45th session In a previous statement during this session of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on toxic waste, Mr. Tuncak, made clear recommendations, based on the manifest deficiency of national regulation on transnational corporates in Brazil, calling for independent investigations into abuses of power by these entities.
STATEMENT Brazil: UN Special Rapporteur urges Government and multinationals to face up to their responsibility
CETIM, UDAPT and FORUM NOBIS denounce Chevron’s attacks against victims’ defenders in the United States and Ecuador. Following the report submitted by the three organizations, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders urges the US government to act.