On Tuesday the 21st of February, 2012, document A/HRC/AC/8/6 was presented at the Palace of Nations in Geneva under the title of “Final study on the advancement of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas”. On Friday the 24th of February, the document was unanimously approved by the Advisory Committee on Human Rights of the United Nations. A/HCR/AC/8/L.1. This document contains the preliminary text of the International Declaration of Peasants Rights.
“Vía Campesina” is, perhaps, one of the most important organizations or rural people in the World today. It gathers organizations of peasants from a large number of countries in Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa. At its last World Congresses, Vía Campesina had framed a project for a Declaration that was approved at Maputo, in Mozambique. Its leaders met at Geneva in order to assure that this international legal instrument would assume reality within the framework of International Human Rights Law. Basically, the preliminary text approved by the Consulting Committee is sourced from Vía Campesina, given value by having been drawn up by the base organizations of peasants from around the World.
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