Monthly Archives: August 2015

Land and resource rights are key to Sami people’s self-determination, UN rights expert says

By | 28 August, 2015

HEMAVAN / GENEVA (28 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today expressed concern at the land rights situation of the Sami people in Finland, Norway and Sweden, given the increased drive to extract and develop minerals and set up renewable energy projects in the Sápmi… Read More »

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UN rights expert to assess Sami people’s self-determination and land and resource rights

By | 24 August, 2015

GENEVA (24 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will assess the human rights situation of the Sami people in Finland, Sweden and Norway at a three day conference organized by the Sami Parliamentary Council and hosted in Hemavan, Sweden from August 25-27, 2015. Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s… Read More »

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ECUADOR. Relatora Especial sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos indígenas exhorta a la calma y el diálogo en Ecuador

By | 24 August, 2015

GINEBRA (24 de agosto de 2015) – La Relatora Especial de la ONU para los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, exhortó a la calma y al diálogo en Ecuador ante los violentos enfrentamientos que se vienen produciendo desde el 10 de agosto, cuando se iniciaron las movilizaciones sociales convocadas por la Confederación de… Read More »

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UN rights expert urges Brazil not to evict Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples from their traditional lands

By | 11 August, 2015

GENEVA (11 August 2015) – United Nations independent expert Victoria Tauli-Corpuz has urged the Government of Brazil “to ensure that the human rights of the Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous people are fully respected, in strict compliance with international standards protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.” The Special Rapporteur on the rights of the indigenous peoples… Read More »

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Statement. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2015

By | 8 August, 2015

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples9 August 2015 Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz As we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People this 9th of August 2015, we look back into what has been achieved the past years and envisage what can be… Read More »