Category Archives: Press releases

Failing to protect biodiversity can be a human rights violation – UN experts

By | 25 June, 2019

GENEVA (25 June 2019) ‑ A group of UN experts* has warned the erosion of nature, the extinction of species and the loss of biological diversity at unprecedented rates severely threatens human rights for present and future generations. In a statement following the release of a new scientific report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on… Read More »

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UN human rights experts call for independent probe into Philippines violations

By | 7 June, 2019

GENEVA (7 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the United Nations to establish an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing a sharp deterioration in the situation of human rights across the country, including sustained attacks on people and institutions defending human rights. “Given the scale and seriousness… Read More »

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ARGENTINA. Relatora Especial valora fallo de Tribunal de Neuquén que absuelve a miembros de comunidad mapuche Campo Maripe

By | 3 May, 2019

“Celebro el fallo dictado el 26 de abril de 2019, por el Juez Ravizzolli de Neuquén, Argentina, absolviendo a miembros de la comunidad mapuche Campo Maripe del delito de usurpación”, declaró la Sra. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Relatora Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. Como afirma el texto del fallo: “En una cuestión… Read More »

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The Philippines: Renewed allegations against UN expert are “clearly retaliation”

By | 1 May, 2019

GENEVA (1 May 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns over renewed accusations brought against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, by the Philippines authorities. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, Brigadier General Antonio Parlade, told a news conference in Manila on 13 March… Read More »

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Timor-Leste’s commitment to customary justice and conservation sets examples for other countries

By | 16 April, 2019

DILI/GENEVA (16 April 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, says Timor-Leste’s drive to promote indigenous customary practices has contributed to the progress in building the nation since the restoration of independence less than 20 years ago. “I am impressed by the pride the Timorese take in their… Read More »

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Indigenous justice systems and harmonisation with the ordinary justice system’ – SR IP Report to the Human Rights Council 2019

By | 6 April, 2019

Indigenous peoples’ own systems of justice is a subject which has recurrently been addressed by the Special Rapporteur’s mandate, including through country visits, communications, and in seminars and conferences. The main concerns which have been raised by indigenous peoples are the lack of effective recognition of, and support for, their systems of justice by local,… Read More »

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PARAGUAY.Tras 20 años de espera, se concretó finalmente la titulación de la Finca 384, del Pueblo Ayoreo Totobiegosode​

By | 23 March, 2019

PARAGUAY. Indígenas del pueblo Ayoreo Totobiegosode recibieron el título del inmueble conocido como Finca 384, de 18.000 hectáreas, situado en el distrito de Puerto Casado, Patrimonio Natural y Cultural del pueblo Ayoreo Totobiegosode (Alto Paraguay, Chaco), por parte del Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena (INDI). El Estado paraguayo había pagado hace más de 20 años por esta… Read More »

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Venezuela: UN experts condemn widespread rights violations reported during protests

By | 21 March, 2019

GENEVA (21 March 2019) – Human rights violations which are reported to have taken place during protests in Venezuela have been condemned by UN human rights experts* as systematic and pervasive. “We are deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating economic, social and political situation in Venezuela and call upon the authorities to take urgent and… Read More »

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