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CETIM’s statements at the UN

Last September, CETIM issued Declarations on various themes during the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council. Below are some extracts : Examination of the Report by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development CETIM agrees with the Special Rapporteur that the effective implementation of the Right to Development requires above all respect for sovereignty […]

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Violations in Madagascar

On the 6th of November last, during the 34th session of the UN Universal Periodic Review, the CETIM organised a parallel conference on the theme of poverty and human rights violations in Madagascar. The Malagasy population is among the poorest in the world. The inhabitants, the majority of whom live in rural areas, live on […]

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Tahar Haddad

A compilation of texts introduced by Laroussi Amri in the CETIM Collection “Pensées d’hier pour aujourd’hui”. Born on 4 December 1899 and deceased on 7 December 1935, Tahar Haddad was a leading Tunisian thinker, trade unionist and political figure. As a long-time trade union activist, he founded the Economic Cooperation Association with Mohamed Ali El […]

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La Chine est-elle capitaliste?

By Rémy Herrera and Zhiming Long Is China a capitalist country? This question is the title of a new release by French and Chinese economists. Is this title deliberately provocative? It is, but at the same time it overlaps with an increasingly common opinion: even though China was “communist”, it might now be “capitalist”. Furthermore, […]

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Why a convention on the right to development?

During its 20th session, held in Geneva from April 29 to May 3, the Intergovernmental Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council discussed the content and scope of the future legally-binding international instrument on the right to development. Historical review As a reminder, the right to development derives from the Declaration on the Right […]

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