ICJ addresses the UN on the issue of protecting the rights of persons in rural areas
On 16 July, the ICJ addressed a UN panel on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
The panel took place during the first session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on a UN declaration relating to this issue.
The ICJ made an intervention concerning the issues of poverty, discrimination and human rights violations that a vast majority of persons living and working in rural areas face.
This intervention informed the discussion of the working group on the need to better guarantee and protect the rights of these persons, in the perspective of the possible adoption of a new UN declaration.
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