Critical reports

The Fight Against Poverty and Human Rights

Access the Critical Report in PDF Presentation If one refers to the data of the World Bank, there are currently almost a billion and a half persons liv­ing in extreme poverty throughout the world, living on less than US$ 1.25 per day, and another billion persons living on less than US$ 2 per day – […]

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For The Respect of The Rights of All Migrant Workers

Access the Critical Report in PDF Presentation Migration is a phenomenon as old as humanity itself. Individuals and peoples have always gone in search of an environment that is best for their survival and their comfort. Of course, those in power have also been responsible for the forced movement of whole populations, and at various […]

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Mercenaries, Mercenarism and Human Rights

Access the Critical Report in PDF The term ‘mercenary’ comes from the Latin mercenarius (from merces -edis, wages) which means ‘working only for personal gain Mercenaries have not always been seen as they are today, as unprin­cipled lawless adventurers. In the Middle Ages, for example, mercenaries were used by monarchs as a mere commodity to […]

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International, Regional, Subregional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements

Access the Critical Report in PDF There is a dense network of economic and financial agreements and treaties – inter­national, regional, sub-regional and bilateral – that have superseded the basic in­struments of international and regional human rights, including the right to a safe environment. Constitutions and national laws intended to promote harmonious na­tional development and political, economic, […]

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The Right To Water

Access the Critical Report in PDF Presentation In the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000, States made a commitment to halve, by the year 2015, the proportion of people with no access to safe drinking water and to sanitation. Access to safe drinking water and to sanitation should therefore be an absolute priority for the […]

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The Rights of Peasants

Acces the Critical Report in PDF Peasants have always been among the first victims of hunger and multiple viola­tions of human rights all over the world. For hundreds of years they have been for­cibly evicted from their lands. Their claims have been met by violent repression. Every year thousand of peasants are killed defending their […]

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Transboundary Transfers of Toxic Wastes and Their Effect on Human Rights

Access the Critical Report in PDF Presentation Following the 1986-1987 scandals triggered by the dumping of toxic waste in Afric­an countries and the dramatic effects of this dumping on both the environment and the health of the local populations, the African governments, under the aegis of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), unilaterally condemned it, […]

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The Global Food Crisis and The Right To Food

Access to the Critical Report in PDF Presentation The problem of access to food today is acute. Since the food crisis exploded in Spring 2008, all States, all UN agencies and most social movements have issued declarations on the causes of the crisis and on solutions to resolve it. Paradoxically, efforts to end hunger and […]

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