Human Rights Council

CETIM on the illegal detention of Julian Assange (Wikileaks)

CETIM and the IADL denounce the arbitrary detention of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange by Sweden and the United Kingdom. In February 2016, the two organisations call out the Human Rights Council (HRC). They stress the respect of the authority and integrity of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD).

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Human rights violations committed by Australian corporation OceanaGold

UN Human Rights Council – 31st session Item 6 : consideration of the UPR report for Australia Mr. President, We welcome the decision of Australia to adopt the recommendation made by Ecuador, which stated the need, and I quote, “to strengthen the normative framework for the protection of human rights, including the monitoring of, investigation into […]

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The information bulletin n°51 of the CETIM is now available !

In this “Special TNCs” bulletin, we return to this first session of the intergovernmental working group mandated with the drafting an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs), as well as on the mobilization of social movements and the proposals presented with the Global Campaign.

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Peasants’ proposals included in the revised draft Declaration

The second session of the intergovernmental group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas was held in Geneva from 2-6 February 2015. A revised draft Declaration was presented. The new draft takes up most of the proposals put forward by peasants' organizations at the informal consultations in November 2014. A […]

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