Monthly Archives: September 2016

North Dakota: “Indigenous peoples must be consulted prior to oil pipeline construction” – UN expert

By | 23 September, 2016

GENEVA (23 September 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today called on the United States to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as it poses a significant risk to the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and threatens to destroy their burial… Read More »

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Statement to Human Rights Council 33rd Session, 2016

By | 21 September, 2016

Statement ofMs. Victoria Tauli-CorpuzSpecial Rapporteur on the Rights of indigenous peoples Human Rights Council 33rd Session Geneva, 20 September 2016 Mr. President,Distinguished delegates, Indigenous Peoples’ RepresentativesLadies and gentlemen, I have the honor to present today my third annual report to the Human Rights Council. I would like to start by expressing my gratitude to the… Read More »

Report on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region of Norway, Sweden and Finland

By | 17 September, 2016

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The present report examines the situation on the basis of research and investigation carried out, including during a conference organized by the Sami Parliamentary Council in… Read More »

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Brazil

By | 17 September, 2016

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, on her mission to Brazil from 7 to 17 March 2016. The main objective of the visit was to identify and assess the main issues currently facing indigenous peoples… Read More »

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Impacts of international investment agreements on the rights of indigenous peoples. Report to Human Rights Council – 2016

By | 16 September, 2016

The present report is submitted to the Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples pursuant to Council resolutions 15/14 and 24/9. In the report, she provides a brief summary of her activities since her previous report (A/HRC/30/41) and offers a thematic analysis of the impact of international investment agreements… Read More »

Report to Human Rights Council – 2016. Impacts of international investment agreements on the rights of indigenous peoples

By | 16 September, 2016

Human Rights CouncilThirty-third sessionAgenda item 3Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,political, economic, social and cultural rights,including the right to development A/HRC/33/4211 August 2016 PDF: En  Sp  Fr Ru Ch Ar Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples*,** Note by the Secretariat The report transmitted herewith provides an analysis of the… Read More »

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Honduras

By | 16 September, 2016

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Honduras. The report is based on information received by the Special Rapporteur during her visit to the country from 2 to 10 November 2015 and on independent research. The situation of the indigenous peoples of Honduras is critical, since their… Read More »

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Report on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region

By | 5 September, 2016

United NationsGeneral AssemblyHuman Rights CouncilThirty-third sessionAgenda item 3A/HRC/33/42/Add.39 August  2016 PDF  En Sp Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region of Norway, Sweden and Finland Note by the Secretariat The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the… Read More »

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Brazil

By | 5 September, 2016

United NationsGeneral AssemblyHuman Rights CouncilThirty-third sessionAgenda item 3A/HRC/33/42/Add.18 August 2016 PDF  En Sp   Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Brazil Note by the Secretariat The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights… Read More »