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Did you say free trade ?

Reading notes Did you say free trade ? The Economic ” Partnership “ Agreement European Union – West Africa By Jacques Berthelot Preface by Mamadou Cissokho and Ken Ukaoha This book provides a detailed analyis of European Union (EU) trade policy with West Africa (around fifteen countries). Published in June 2018, it contains up to date information […]

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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 the right to […]

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Impunity Made in Europe

CETIM and its partners have been part of an important research for the future of the process in view of the drafting of a binding Treaty on multinationals. This document is based on a specific perspective, from the Old Continent. “The EU and the corporate impunity nexus. Building the UN binding treaty on transnational corporations […]

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A disappointing draft treaty on transnational corporations

The first draft treaty on TNCs was presented to the Working Group responsible for elaborating a Binding treaty to regulate the activities of multinationals in Geneva in October 2018. As usual, CETIM has made an active contribution to the activities of the Group, arranging for dozens of civil society representatives to participate in the debates. […]

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A victory widely reported in the media

The adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants by the Human Rights Council in Geneva (1st stage in the process) was widely commented in the french speaking media. Here are some examples of reports on the subject. Le Media devoted considerable time to the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Peasant. […]

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Violations of workers’ human rights by Glencore around the world

The statement presented by the CETIM in June 2018 to the Human Rights Council highlighted violations committed by Glencore corporation, its subsidiaries and subcontractors in several countries. Glencore PLC is one of the largest mining and commodities trading companies in the world, headquartered in Switzerland with its shares publicly traded on stock exchanges. According to […]

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The EU does not want to force multinationals to respect human rights

The European Union persists in sabotaging the work of the inter-governmental group responsible for drafting a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations. Le Courrier published an article on this subject in its edition of 27 December 2017. Here it is in its entirety. NGOs denounce an EU proposal to end the United Nations project of […]

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