Monthly Archives: December 2015

Finland. New bill threatens Sami’s rights to their traditional lands and livelihood

By | 17 December, 2015

GENEVA (17 December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today expressed deep concern at the lack of consultation and the reduced protections to the Sami indigenous people in the current draft law on the Finnish Forest and Parks Service (Metsähallitus) to regulate the management of State… Read More »

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Press Conference: COP21 Human Rights and Climate Change

By | 10 December, 2015

  Press briefing. Paris, France. 10 December 2015. 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this briefing, human rights experts will explain how the human rights framework can confront evolving threats, including those posed by climate change and will address continuing efforts to integrate human rights considerations… Read More »

On Human Rights Day, UN Human Rights Experts Urge Rights-Based Climate Action

By | 9 December, 2015

Press Conference 10 December 2015 at 10:00am, Press Room 221st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations FrameworkConvention on Climate Change On Human Rights Day, UN Human Rights Experts Urge Rights-Based Climate Action With one day remaining before the international community is supposed to reach a new legally binding agreement to address climate change,… Read More »

Removing Rights for Indigenous Peoples places Forests, Climate Plan at Risk. Statement from Paris, COP21

By | 7 December, 2015

Statement from Paris, COP21. Paris, December 07, 2015. By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The outcome of a fierce debate in play during negotiations in Paris today will determine whether the world succeeds in slowing the climate change that places all humanity at risk. I appreciate the inclusion of… Read More »

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Nicaragua: Experta de la ONU exhorta a la calma ante la creciente situación de violencia en la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte

By | 1 December, 2015

GINEBRA (1 de diciembre de 2015) – La Relatora Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, exhortó hoy a la calma a todas las partes involucradas en los enfrentamientos entre misquitos y colonos ocurridos durante los últimos meses en la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN) de Nicaragua. La… Read More »