Human Rights

Negotiations on the binding treaty on TNCs continue in a difficult context

The sixth negotiating session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights was held in Geneva from 26 to 30 October 2020. As every year, the CETIM and its partner organizations, united in the Global Campaign to Claim Peoples’ Sovereignty, Dismantle the Power […]

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India: unprecedented mobilization of workers and peasants

 Press release   Geneva, 15th December 2020 – Over the last two weeks, India has been the scene of an unprecedented general strike. According to some media reports, it is believed to be the largest mobilization in the history of mankind: a human river of 250 million people, workers and peasants, hand in hand, marching […]

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Cetim’s statements at the UN

During the 44th and 45th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, CETIM intervened to present cases of human rights violations that are being followed up in the framework of our advocacy work and solidarity with our partners in the South. Poverty: violation of human rights CETIM is deeply concerned about the causes of poverty: […]

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Negotiations on the binding treaty on TNCs continue in a difficult context

The sixth negotiating session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights was held in Geneva from 26 to 30 October 2020. As every year, the CETIM and its partner organizations, united in the Global Campaign to Claim Peoples’ Sovereignty, Dismantle the Power […]

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Violations of the right to water in Chile

CETIM and the Movement for the Defense of Water, Land, and Environmental Protection (MODATIMA) denounced violations of the right to water in the Petorca region of Chile. The right to water and sanitation is a human right. Indeed, water is essential to human life not only for daily consumption and hygiene but also for food […]

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Brazil: Environmental crimes and corporate impunity

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.

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