Human Rights

Oral statement: Human rights violations in Brazil

Human Rights Council 37th session of the Human Rights Council (26 February – 23 March 2018) CETIM, supported by IADL, tni, Ituc CSI IGB, Friends of the Earth and FIAN to call on the Brazilian government to respect its international and national obligations by repealing all laws and conduct that violate the Constitution, international human […]

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The United Nations Takes a Step in the Direction of a Treaty on TNCs

Le Courrier interviewed Melik Özden regarding the progress of the Human Rights Council’s working group on a legally binding treaty on transnational corporations. The conversation between Bénito Perez the CETIM’s director appeared in the 3 November 2017 edition of the Geneva daily. The CETIM is one of the non-governmental organizations at the origin of the […]

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The negotiations for the drafting of a legally binding treaty on transnational corporations into the heart of the matter

The chair of the intergovernmental working group entrusted with drafting a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs),1 Guillaume Long, Ambassador of Ecuador, presented the “elements” that will serve as a basis for drafting the instrument. In parallel, the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign), of which the CETIM is […]

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Declarations on Venezuela, Cuba and Chili

During the thirty-sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which took place in September, the CETIM drew attention to the situation of the people of three countries on the American continent: Venezuela, Cuba and Chili. Venezuela Preoccupied by a unilateral presentation of the situation in Venezuela that encourages violence, the CETIM denounced the […]

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Attempt at Sabotage in New York: the European Union aims to Eliminate the Financing of the United Nations Working Group Entrusted with Drafting a Binding Treaty on TNCs

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Public Statement Tuesday 19th December 2017 According to our sources, the European Union (EU) delegation to the United Nations General Assembly’s Fifth Committee, which deals with budgetary matters, is trying to eliminate the financing of the Human Rights Council’s intergovernmental working group (IGWG) […]

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