Monthly Archives: December 2018

Guatemala: UN experts concerned indigenous leader convicted in retaliation for opposition to Oxec hydro project

By | 19 December, 2018

GENEVA (19 December 2018) – UN rights experts have expressed concerns over the jailing of an indigenous leader and human rights defender in Guatemala following opposition to a hydro-electric dam project. Bernardo Caal Xól, who was sentenced in November to seven years and four months’ imprisonment, has represented the q’eqchí’ communities in Santa Maria Cahabón… Read More »

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Honduras: Masterminds of Berta Cáceres killing still at large, say UN experts

By | 7 December, 2018

GENEVA (7 December 2018) – UN experts welcomed the decision of the court in Tegucigalpa to convict the murderers of the environmental rights defender, Berta Cáceres, but reiterated their concern that the masterminds of her murder remain at large. On 28 November 2018, a Sentencing Tribunal of the Honduran Judiciary in Tegucigalpa convicted seven men… Read More »

Climate Change and Human Rights. Joint statement of the UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders. 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC

By | 6 December, 2018

Joint statement of the United Nations Special Procedures Mandate Holders on the occasion of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC Climate Change and Human Rights Leer versión en español [pdf] 6 December 2018 – As independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council*, we call on States to fully integrate human rights… Read More »

Observaciones de la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre la Ley que crea el Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (México)

By | 3 December, 2018

Observaciones de la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre la Ley que crea el Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (México) 28 de noviembre de 2018 Introducción Mediante el presente documento, la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,… Read More »