Access to justice for victims of TNCs

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.

Transnational Corporations (TNC) and Violations of Human Rights

Following the acceptance of resolution 1998/8 of the Sub-Commission, the Europe-Third World Center (CETIM) would like to provide its first contribution to the Working Group by transmitting some reflections which would be worth to be considered within the framework of its activities. They accentuate in particular the economic, social , cultural and environmental consequences of […]

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United Nations, free Trade and Transnational Corporations

1. In his report to the General Assembly on “Entrepreneurship and privatization for economic growth and sustainable development” (A/52/428), the Secretary­General has taken an unequivocal position in favour of a single economic model, defying all historical and empirical evidence. 2. In our view, the Secretary­General has exceeded the mandate given to him by the General […]

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Impunity in Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

1. In accordance with the Sub­Commission’s mandate to undertake a study on the question of impunity in violations of economic, social and cultural rights, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) and the Centre Europe­Tiers Monde (CETIM) organized two seminars. One was held in November 1996 at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the other […]

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