Hazardous substances and wastes

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 42nd session The IADL and the CETIM warmly welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes. They express to him their deepest appreciation for highlighting the global crisis confronting workers due to their exposure to […]

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Private military and security companies

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 42nd session The International Association of Democratic Lawyers and CETIM are concerned about the difficulties in establishing responsibilities and providing remedies to victims of violations perpetrated by private military and security companies. The two associations make an oral statement to the Human rights council. Read the statement in English  

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Tahar Haddad

A compilation of texts introduced by Laroussi Amri in the CETIM Collection “Pensées d’hier pour aujourd’hui”. Born on 4 December 1899 and deceased on 7 December 1935, Tahar Haddad was a leading Tunisian thinker, trade unionist and political figure. As a long-time trade union activist, he founded the Economic Cooperation Association with Mohamed Ali El […]

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La Chine est-elle capitaliste?

By Rémy Herrera and Zhiming Long Is China a capitalist country? This question is the title of a new release by French and Chinese economists. Is this title deliberately provocative? It is, but at the same time it overlaps with an increasingly common opinion: even though China was “communist”, it might now be “capitalist”. Furthermore, […]

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Why a convention on the right to development?

During its 20th session, held in Geneva from April 29 to May 3, the Intergovernmental Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council discussed the content and scope of the future legally-binding international instrument on the right to development. Historical review As a reminder, the right to development derives from the Declaration on the Right […]

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