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Colombia: Complaint to UN mechanisms about the violation of peasants’ rights

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 19, 2022 – Civil society organisations, La Via Campesina, CETIM, Friends of the Earth International, FIAN International and FENSUAGRO, submitted a report to the UN special mechanisms to denounce the violations and repression against the Colombian peasantry, in particular the persecution of the National Agricultural Trade Union Federation (FENSUAGRO)[1]. The issue of […]

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Human and environmental rights: violations by Total in Uganda

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 24, 2022 – For more than three years, the activities of the French multinational firm Total in Uganda have prevented hundreds of thousands of people from cultivating their land, denying the rights of the communities to work, food, dignity, and life. The origin of the problem lies in the implantation of […]

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Violation of the right to water in northern and eastern Syria

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 29, 2022 – The International Commission of Inquiry on Syria presented its annual report at the 49th regular session of the HRC. The report highlighted the catastrophic humanitarian and human rights record of the conflict over the past 11 years, while omitting the role played by foreign military occupation forces in […]

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