Human Rights

Switzerland: peasants’ rights and free trade agreements

Press release Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: Switzerland must harmonize foreign policy and international commitments Lucerne, Bern, and Geneva, August 27, 2020 – The paradox is striking: peasants, the world’s main food providers, are the first to suffer from hunger and extreme poverty in many countries. Aware of this situation, the United Nations adopted […]

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Poverty: a violation of human rights

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 44th session CETIM is deeply concerned about the causes of poverty: a multidimensional problem that cuts across all human rights issues. It is indeed essential to tackle poverty well beyond the simple lack of monetary resources. Poverty encompasses the lack of access to health care, decent housing, sufficient and quality food, water, […]

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