In the following pages, you will find CETIM’s English declarations to the UN on the theme of the rights of peasants
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 47th session CETIM and the Union of Agricultural Work Committes (UAWC) presented a statement denouncing the repression and systematic human rights violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces and settler groups against the Palestinian peasantry. Read the statement
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 46th session Perla Alvarez, representative of La Via Campesina, addressed the plenary assembly of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), on the occasion of the presentation of the report of the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Mr. Michael Fakhri.
Mr Chairman, The CETIM and the FIMARC (Fédération Internationale des Mouvements d’Adultes Ruraux Catholiques) would first like to pay tribute to Mr Olivier de Schutter for his contributions to the implementation of the right to food. During the six years of his mandate, Mr de Schutter has studied various aspects of the right to food, […]
The mining project of Oceana Gold (formerly Pacific Rim) in El Salvador threatens the environment and the livelihoods of communities, Local populations oppose the project and are victims of human rights violations. The government has refused to allow the project to continue and is now being sued by Oceana Gold at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The company is demanding 300 million dollars in compensation.