Press releases

Coup d’état in Bolivia

For the Return of Peace and Democracy, we reject the evolving coup to and the Violence in Bolivia The defense of democracy, peace, sovereignty and self-determination of Bolivia, based on the rights of its peoples and without any external interference, does not admit delay.  We repudiate the civil-military coup in Bolivia and we call on […]

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UN expert calls for abolition of Investor-State dispute settlement

Press release of the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order NEW YORK (26 October 2015) – “Trade must be made to work for human rights and development and not against them,” the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, […]

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The Human Rights Council acts against impunity of transnational corporations!

Press release Historic: the Human Rights Council decides to launch negotiations on new binding international norms concerning the human rights responsibilities of TNCs! The Human Rights Council just adopted a resolution presented by Ecuador and South Africa that establishes an intergovernmental working group with the mandate of developing an international legally binding instrument to regulate […]

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Forum on Business and Human Rights What’s behind the Big Show at the UN?

Geneva, 3 December 2012- For some three decades, we have been witness to the increasing power of transnational corporations (TNCs). At present, world-wide, hundreds of TNCs control the major part of the production and marketing of goods and services. This position gives them a power without precedent in history. Moreover, the transformation of banking activities […]

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Toward the adoption by the United Nations of an international declaration on the right of peasants and other persons living in rural areas !

Geneva, 1st September 2012 – It is with immense satisfaction that the small-scale farmers union Uniterre, representing in Switzerland the international peasants movement La Vía Compesina, and its partners in this undertaking, the Europe – Third World Centre (CETIM) and FIAN Switzerland, announce that the Human Rights Council has deemed it necessary to better protect […]

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