Monthly Archives: July 2017

Special Rapporteur urges the State of Honduras to ensure that international standards on prior consultation and other human rights of indigenous peoples are respected

By | 26 July, 2017

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has issued additional observations regarding the process undertaken in Honduras for regulating prior consultation. These observations are part of the technical assistance that the Special Rapporteur has provided, at the request of the Government of Honduras, in connection with the preparation of a draft… Read More »

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Peru must halt oil talks until indigenous rights and contamination are taken into account – UN experts

By | 13 July, 2017

GENEVA (13 July 2017) – Peru must suspend negotiations for a new contract to exploit one of the country’s most productive oil areas until the rights of local indigenous peoples are protected, two United Nations human rights experts have said. The area, known as Lot or Block 192, lies in a remote section of the… Read More »