Monthly Archives: October 2018

Indigenous Conflict Mediation and Resolution Processes that Work

By | 31 October, 2018

Interview with Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, laughs out loud as she recalls reading about about capacity-building programs on self-governance for indigenous peoples. “We’ve been governing ourselves long before nation states even existed!” In a conversation… Read More »

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Struggling for inclusion

By | 30 October, 2018

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Indigenous people have always had to struggle to be heard at the United Nations. It is never a given that we will have a voice in international institutions, and indeed we have often had to protest on the margins before being granted our rightful seat at the table. The groundbreaking 2007 UN… Read More »

Presentation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples of her Report on her mission to Mexico

By | 24 October, 2018

Presentation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, of her Report on her mission to MexicoMexico City, Mexico (15 October 2018) Introduction Dear ladies and gentlemen present, I would like to express my gratitude for this opportunity to speak today and present my report on my official visit… Read More »

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International human rights perspectives on access to justice for indigenous peoples in Mexico

By | 24 October, 2018

International human rights perspectives on access to justice for indigenous peoples in Mexico.Presentation by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoplesfor theForum on Access to Justice for Indigenous Persons and PeoplesFederal Judiciary Council (15 October 2018) Introduction Dear ladies and gentlemen present here today. I would like to thank the Federal… Read More »

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Guatemala: UN experts welcome court ruling that Ixil Mayans were victims of genocide and urge the State to prosecute and punish the perpetrators

By | 23 October, 2018

GENEVA (22 October 2018) – A Guatemalan court’s ruling that indigenous Ixil Mayans were victims of genocide and crimes against humanity sets a historic precedent for transitional justice in Guatemala, the region and the world, UN experts said today. “The court’s decision confirms that the suffering and humiliation suffered by the Ixil peoples at the… Read More »

Presentation to the UN General Assembly 2018. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

By | 12 October, 2018

Statement of Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Presentation to the Third Committee of the General Assembly at its 73rd Session Item 71 (a & b): Rights of indigenous peoples New York, 12th of October 2018 Honourable Chair of the Third Committee, Mr. Mahmoud Saikal Distinguished Representatives of Member States,Indigenous representatives and… Read More »

A/73/176 – Indigenous peoples and self-governance. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to General Assembly 2018

By | 12 October, 2018

United NationsGeneral AssemblySeventy-third sessionItem 71 (a) of the preliminary listRights of indigenous peoples A/73/17617 July 2018 Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of indigenous peoples Summary The present report is submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples pursuant to her… Read More »

Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre su visita a México

By | 1 October, 2018

Naciones Unidas Asamblea General A/HRC/39/17/Add.228 de junio de 2018 PDF: English –  Español Consejo de Derechos Humanos39º período de sesiones10 a 28 de septiembre de 2018 Tema 3 de la agendaPromoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre… Read More »