Monthly Archives: July 2016

Brazil. Justice prohibits construction of mega project on indigenous land in Ceará

By | 31 July, 2016

BRAZIL, July 27, 2016. The Indigenous Land Bar Mundaú, belonging to the Tremembé people in Itapipoca (EC), has obtained the administrative ruling issued by the Ministry of Justice in August 2015, with 3,580 hectares. Since 2002, the community of Tremembé people waged a fight against the construction of a tourist megaproject called New Atlantis, in… Read More »

El Salvador: “Hope for victims” – UN experts welcome annulment of the Amnesty Law

By | 16 July, 2016

GENEVA (15 July 2016) – A group of independent experts of the United Nations* today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of El Salvador to declare unconstitutional the amnesty law of 1993, which had left in impunity crimes against humanity and war crimes, and serious or systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian… Read More »

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Seeking for More Effective Ways of Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By | 14 July, 2016

Seeking for More Effective Ways of Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights CouncilExpert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesNinth Session, 11-15 July 2016Agenda Item 8: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples   Distinguished members of… Read More »

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Critical Issues and Challenges in addressing rights of indigenous persons with disabilities

By | 11 July, 2016

Critical Issues and Challenges in addressing rights of indigenous persons with disabilities Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights CouncilExpert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesNinth Session, 11-15 July 2016Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of indigenous persons with disabilities Geneva, July 11 2016 My presentation today… Read More »

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Brazilian mine disaster – UN experts call for a timely resolution after the settlement suspension

By | 5 July, 2016

GENEVA (5 July 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today commended the decision of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice to suspend the settlement reached between the Government of Brazil and Samarco Mining S.A., and its parent companies Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda in response to what has been… Read More »

Meetings with the Special Rapporteur during ninth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By | 4 July, 2016

The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the ninth session 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, including… Read More »