Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Key points for a true Right to Development

  It may seem incongruous to discuss development or the right to development at a time when the idea of zero or negative growth is gaining ground in the West because of the frenetic exploitation of natural resources. However notions such as ” development “, “ development aid “ or “ economic growth “ must not be confused with […]

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Statement on the repression of peaceful dissent at Standing Rock

Oral statement Check against delivery Repression of dissent at Standing Rock: the Future of the Indigenous and the world at stake Mr. President, My name is Nataanii Means, I am part of the Oglala Lakota Nation, located in South Dakota. We thank the Special Rapporteur on Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association for […]

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Statement on the partnership between OHCHR and Microsoft

Oral statement Check against delivery The landmark partnership of the OHCHR with Microsoft Dear Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen, I deliver this statement on behalf of CETIM, FIAN International, Transnational Institute (TNI), Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) and Corporate Accountability International (CAI). The statement is also supported by 26 other organizations (1*). On May 16th, […]

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