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Dakar 2012

Global Democracy and a UN Parliamentary Assembly

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Resolution

The Global Greens Congress:

1. Reaffirms its condemnation of all dictatorships and regimes which deny human rights and re-emphasize their commitment to representative and participatory democracy as expressed in point 12 of the declaration on 21 Commitments for the 21st Century adopted at the preceding Global Greens Congress 2008 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Another Migration Policy: Freedom of Movement

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Support for Nomadic Way of Living

Background

Nomadic way of living is:

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Occupy Movement

Resolution

1. The Global Greens applaud grassroots movements for self-determination and justice. We view with hope and admiration, recent such movements that are sprouting up around the world, from the Arab Spring to the Spanish Indignados to the Occupy Movement worldwide.

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Conflict in Syria

 

Resolution

1. Considering the current armed conflict in Syria, the Global Greens state that war (including civil wars) and violence are against Green principles. Any life sacrificed in war for political purposes is a striking burden for a country and its people.

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Supporting Human Rights in Tibet

Background

1. Recently, the Chinese government closed all the schools that gave classes in Tibetan and assigned the teachers to other posts. This is a great loss for Tibetan culture and traditional knowledge. It violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and goes against the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China.

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Land Grabbing in Senegal

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Resolution

1. The impact of land grabbing[1] at the expense of the local farmers’ livelihood is tremendous, for example causing food and nutrition insecurity, lack of access to energy for women, threatening natural resources, etc

2. Land grabbing is also a source of social instability for rural communities who claim their rights to have access to land and defend the interests of local communities against foreign interests.

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Transitional Justice in Africa

Considering:

  • the fragility of African democracies in which a democratic change of government is still causing problems;
  • the numerous human rights violations for which various régimes are responsible;
  • the frequent recourse to coups d’etat to achieve régime change, on the one hand, and as simply a means of gaining power, on the other hand;

Convinced that setting up sustainable democracy, without reprisals, requires political compromises;

This Global Greens Congress:

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