Berlin

"Fight Nestlé to the Death"

film screening

27.09.2013, 00:00 Uhr

On 10 September 2005, the Colombian trade unionist Luciano Romero was brutally stabbed to death by paramilitaries in Valledupar, Cesar, in the northeastern part of Colombia. Romero had previously been employed for many years by the Colombian Nestlé-subsidiary Cicolac. The management of the subsidiary had stigmatized him as a guerrilla fighter; the Swiss management had not reacted adequately regarding these accusations. Together with the Colombian trade union SINALTRAINAL and Colombian lawyers, including Alirio Uribe, on 5 March 2012, ECCHR submitted a criminal complaint in Switzerland against the company Nestlé and five of its managers for negligent homicide by omission.

The documentary by Temps Présent (Radio Télévision Suisse) gives an account of the murder of Luciano Romero as well as his Philippine trade union colleague, Diosdado Fortuna, who was killed several days later, on 22 September 2005, after a protest in front of the Nestlé-factory in the Philippines.

After the screening, the status of the case in Switzerland will be explained and its significance in Colombia evaluated. In addition, the responsibility of transnational corporations acting in weak governance zones will be discussed.

Berlin

"La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio

exhibition opening

08.11.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

6 PM Artist Talk

Before opening the exhibition, Laura Fiorio will discuss her work with Vincent Warren (Center for Constitutional Rights, New York) and Vera Wriedt (ECCHR).

7.30 PM Exhibition Opening

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Impunity through externalization? Interventions against human rights violations at sea and beyond

discussion

23.10.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

The forceful closure of migratory routes leads to predictable and systematic human rights violations. It turns the Mediterranean Sea into a site of daily violence and deaths while European authorities...

Berlin

20 years after Pinochet's arrest: The past and present of transnational justice

discussion

17.10.2018, 16:30 Uhr

Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus
Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin

The event can be followed via livestream.

Berlin's past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International...

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