Access to justice

The 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.

The CETIM mainly works with peasant organizations, trade unions and organizations representing victims or communities affected by TNCs operations, in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Madagascar, Nigeria and the Philippines, among other places.

Denouncing violations by the Mexican Army in Chiapas

The situation in Mexico regarding the issues which affect indigenous populations has not changed and persists two years after the signature of the Agreements of San Andrés. The problems are still unsolved. After two years, the Federal Government instead of fulfilment of the Agreements continues keeping a campaign against organizations, villages, communities and indigenous leaders. […]

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