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Le portail rinoceros d’informations sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde a été intégré au nouveau site Ritimo pour une recherche simplifiée et élargie.

Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

Le projet rinoceros n’a pas disparu, il continue de vivre pour valoriser les points de vue des acteurs associatifs dans le monde dans le site Ritimo.


Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

A mid-term assessment of where the world stands on its commitment to provide basic education for all children, youth and adults by 2015. What education policies and programmes have been successful? What are the main challenges? How much aid is needed? Is aid being properly targeted? Read the report : read

date of on-line publication : 11 December 2007

Social Watch Report 2007

The Social Watch Report 2007 entitled “In dignity and rights. Making the universal right to social security a reality” will be launched at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in New York, in the context of the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to be held from October 23 to 24 at United Nations Headquarters. The Hearings with the civil society will precede de HLD, and are scheduled for October 22. The 2007 Report provides an overview of social security systems (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2007

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement

Full report of the Special Rapporteur Miloon Kothari. This summary by Habitat International Coalition. I. SCOPE AND NATURE The obligation of States to refrain from, and protect against, forced evictions from home(s) and land arises from several international legal instruments that protect the human right to adequate housing and other related human rights. In addition, and consistent with the indivisibility of a human rights approach “(n)o one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 September 2007

Human Rights Watch

European Union : Managing Migration Means Potential EU Complicity In Neighboring State’s Abuse Of Migrants and Refugees

Human Right Watch denounces European Union’strategy on immigration policy which consist to take away migrants et refugees outside european territories read

date of on-line publication : 1 August 2007

Amnesty International

Zimbabwe between a rock and a hard place - women human rights defenders at risk

The human rights situation in Zimbabwe has been deteriorating rapidly since 2000. Human rights violations are taking place in a context characterised by a fast-shrinking economy that is being accelerated by government policies. Those policies, particularly on land reform and forced evictions, have contributed significantly to reducing the entire population’s capacity to obtain access to their rights to food,(1) health, education and housing. Zimbabwean women, who are active in dedicated (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007


The right to health

> Part of a series of the Human Rights Programme of the CETIM, 64 p., 2006

At first glance, it might seem misplaced to speak of health as a right when ever increasing segments of the world’s population are witnessing a steady degradation in the state of their health, to the point where their very existence is threatened. Further, most of the world’s disease - like most of its death - results from the non-satisfaction of basic needs, the lack of, or the non-access to, sanitation, potable water and food being surely the greatest and most pressing. The development of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 January 2007


The right to food

> Part of a series of the Human Rights Programme of the CETIM, 53 p., 2005.

The right to food is a universal human right, recognized at the national, regional and international level.Currently, however, some 852 million persons throughout the world are seriously, and permanently, undernourished, 815 million of whom are in developing countries, 28 million in countries in transition and 9 million in developed countries.
The causes of undernourishment and of death from hunger and malnutrition are immensely complex, and they cannot be simply attributed to war or natural catastrophes. They are primarily due to social injustice, to political and economic exclusion and to discrimination. The means of demanding one’s right to food and the chances of obtaining redress highly depend on the information and enforcement mechanisms available at the national, regional and international level.
With this in mind, this brochure can be said to have a double purpose :

  • to contribute to a clarification of the available information about the right to food
  • to set out the monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, on the national, regional and international level, to which victims can have recourse when their right to food is violated.

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date of on-line publication : 3 November 2006

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