Monthly Archives: July 2015

Follow up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Statement to the 8th session of the EMRIP

By | 21 July, 2015

The UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Ms Victoria Tauli Corpuz, addresses the 8th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) under Agenda item 3: Follow-up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including the review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism. She said,  “After the historic World… Read More »

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Statement to the 8th session of the EMRIP. Follow up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

By | 20 July, 2015

Human Rights CouncilExpert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesEight Session20-24 July 2015 Item 3 of the Provisional Agenda Follow up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)including the review of the Mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples STATEMENT OF THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS… Read More »

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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during Eighth Annual session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By | 8 July, 2015

The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the eighth annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with her with regard to matters that fall within her mandate,… Read More »

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Belize Government’s recent actions show troubling disregard for Maya property rights, UN expert warns

By | 7 July, 2015

GENEVA (7 July 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today urged the Government of Belize to ensure respect for the rights of the country’s Maya people to non-discrimination and traditional property. “Under international human rights standards, indigenous peoples have the right to use, develop and also… Read More »

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Statement. First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations with respect to human rights

By | 6 July, 2015

“Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront of discussions regarding the human rights abuses committed by corporations since the 1970s. For decades, indigenous peoples have been victims of corporate activities in or near their traditional territories, which have depleted and polluted their traditional territories without their consent, putting many peoples at the verge of cultural… Read More »

Opening remarks. First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

By | 6 July, 2015

OPENING REMARKS BY THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES,MS. VICTORIA TAULI-CORPUZ First Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group in Charge of Elaborating a Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights Geneva, 6 July 2015   Thank you Madame Chairperson Excellences, Distinguished… Read More »