Monthly Archives: February 2016

Human rights, indigenous jurisdiction and access to justice: Towards intercultural dialogue and respect

By | 24 February, 2016

“The ability of indigenous peoples to continue and strengthen their own systems of justice administration is an integral component of their rights to self-governance, self-determination and access to justice recognized under international human rights instruments adhered to by Colombia and most States in Latin America. To implement these rights and guarantee indigenous peoples’ access to… Read More »

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Human rights, indigenous jurisdiction and access to justice

By | 24 February, 2016

Human rights, indigenous jurisdiction and access to justice: Towards intercultural dialogue and respect Presentation by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples for the International Seminar on Investigative Techniques and Indigenous Issues Bogotá, Colombia, February 24, 2016. Introduction Dr. Jorge Fernando Perdomo, Vice Attorney General of the Government of Colombia,… Read More »

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Observations on strengthening indigenous women’s access to justice and protection against violence

By | 23 February, 2016

“The current litigation related to the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala represents an important historical moment to highlight the need for guaranteeing access to justice for indigenous women who have been one of the most vulnerable sectors in Guatemala and other places in the world.” “In this paper, I will discuss relevant international human rights… Read More »

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Observations on strengthening indigenous women’s access to justice and protection against violence

By | 23 February, 2016

Observations on strengthening indigenous women’s access to justice and protection against violence Presentation by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples for the Seminar on “Experiences in litigation of cases of Violence against Women and Women’s Access to Justice in Central America” – Guatemala February 2016 Introduction The current litigation… Read More »

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Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2015; Replies received, 1 August 2015 to 31 January 2016

By | 20 February, 2016

Human Rights CouncilThirty-first sessionAgenda items 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10A/HRC/31/7919 February 2016 Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2015;Replies received, 1 August 2015 to 31 January 2016 PDF Full Report   Date Type Case No Country Mandate(s) Summary of the allegation transmitted Reply 22/06/2015UA TZA 1/2015 United Republic of Tanzania       Indigenous peoples;  … Read More »

Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous Perspectives

By | 17 February, 2016

Statement to the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. Twenty-Ninth Session, Geneva, February 15, 2016. “Thank you very much for inviting me to this 29th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.” “Misappropriation of the genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge… Read More »

Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous and Local Community Perspectives

By | 16 February, 2016

“Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous and Local Community Perspectives”. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore Twenty-Ninth Session Indigenous Panel: Keynote Address Geneva, February 15 to 19, 2016 Thank you very much for inviting me… Read More »

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Canada must address root causes of extreme violence and discrimination against indigenous women – Rights experts

By | 1 February, 2016

OTTAWA / GENEVA (1 February 2016) – Six experts* from the United Nations and the Inter-American human rights systems today urged the Government of Canada to fully address the root causes of the extreme violence and discrimination against indigenous women and girls in the country. The human rights experts made their appeal at a key… Read More »