Monthly Archives: December 2017

Philippines warned over “massive” impact of military operations on Mindanao indigenous peoples

By | 27 December, 2017

GENEVA (27 December 2017) – The ongoing militarization of Mindanao in the Philippines is having a massive and potentially irreversible impact on the human rights of some of the island’s indigenous Lumad communities, UN experts* have warned. “Thousands of Lumads have already been forcibly displaced by the conflict and have seen their houses and livelihoods… Read More »

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Peru road-building law threatens survival of Amazon peoples in isolation – UN indigenous rights expert

By | 20 December, 2017

GENEVA (20 December 2017) – A new law promoting road-building in remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon would impact indigenous territories and threaten the very survival of the peoples living there, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has warned. The bill, awaiting presidential approval after being adopted by Congress,… Read More »

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MÉXICO. La ONU-DH urge a dar respuesta integral a la crisis de desplazamiento interno forzado en Chiapas

By | 6 December, 2017

Ciudad de México, 01 de diciembre de 2017.- La Oficina en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ONU-DH) expresa su profunda preocupación por las más de 4000 personas desplazadas de manera forzosa que enfrentan una situación insostenible en los municipios de Chenalhó y Chalchihuitán, como consecuencia de un conflicto… Read More »

“Responsibilities of the States and private sector with respect to prior consultation with indigenous peoples and free, prior and informed consent

By | 4 December, 2017

“Responsibilities of the States and private sector with respect to prior consultation with indigenous peoples and free, prior and informed consent” Presentation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz For the Expert Seminar on free, prior and informed consent Organized by Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous… Read More »