Monthly Archives: March 2016

Much remains to be done to respect the rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil – UN expert

By | 21 March, 2016

GENEVA (21 March 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, commended the Government of Brazil for a number of measures and initiatives it has taken to ensure the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, but stressed that more much needs to be done to fully respect their rights.… Read More »

Relatora da ONU expressa preocupação com os retrocessos na proteção dos direitos dos povos indígenas no Brasil

By | 17 March, 2016

A Relatora Especial da Organização das Nações Unidas sobre direitos dos povos indígenas Victoria Tauli-Corpuz apresentou, hoje (17/março), em Brasília, comunicado sobre a situação dos povos indígenas encerrando sua visita ao Brasil. Na avaliação da relatora, apesar das disposições constitucionais exemplares assegurando os direitos dos povos indígenas, o Brasil, nos oito anos que se seguiram… Read More »

Brazil. End of Mission Statement. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

By | 17 March, 2016

  United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli CorpuzEnd of Mission Statement17 March 2016 In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples I carried out a visit to Brazil from 7 to 17 March 2016 to identify and assess the main issues currently facing… Read More »

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UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples announces follow-up visit to Brazil

By | 5 March, 2016

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out a visit to Brazil from 7 to 17 March 2016 to identify and assess the main issues currently facing indigenous peoples in the country. She will also follow up on key recommendations made by the previous Special Rapporteur in… Read More »

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UN expert condemns killing of rights defender Berta Cáceres in Honduras

By | 4 March, 2016

GENEVA (4 March 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today strongly condemned the murder in Honduras of human rights defender Berta Cáceres, founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations Honduras (COPINH) and leader of the Lenca community of Río Blanco. The murder of… Read More »

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Flint: Fundamentally about human rights – UN experts underline

By | 3 March, 2016

GENEVA (3 March 2016) – Today, a group of United Nations human rights experts called on the United States to increase its efforts to address environmental threats to human rights. Recent outrage over lead-contaminated water in the town of Flint, Michigan, has drawn international scrutiny to the toxic threats faced by children, particularly in poor,… Read More »

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Guatemala: UN experts welcome judgment of two former military officials for crimes against humanity

By | 1 March, 2016

GENEVA (1st March 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today welcomed the verdicts for crimes against humanity issued by a Guatemalan Court against two former military officials. In its decision, the Court ruled that the sexual violence perpetrated against Q’eqchi indigenous women was part of a broader control and domination plan… Read More »