Monthly Archives: April 2019

Statement of Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By | 24 April, 2019

Statement of Ms Victoria Tauli-CorpuzSpecial Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesNew York, 24 April 2019 Madame Chairperson of the Permanent Forum,Madame Chairperson of EMRIPDistinguished Members of the Permanent Forum,Excellencies, Indigenous representatives, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to address the Permanent… Read More »

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Timor-Leste’s commitment to customary justice and conservation sets examples for other countries

By | 16 April, 2019

DILI/GENEVA (16 April 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, says Timor-Leste’s drive to promote indigenous customary practices has contributed to the progress in building the nation since the restoration of independence less than 20 years ago. “I am impressed by the pride the Timorese take in their… Read More »

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End of mission statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on her visit to Timor-Leste

By | 16 April, 2019

In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, I have visited Timor-Leste from 8 to 16 April 2019. I thank the Government for having invited me and for its excellent cooperation during the visit. I would especially like to appreciate the open and constructive dialogue that characterised all my discussions with… Read More »

Indigenous justice systems and harmonisation with the ordinary justice system’ – SR IP Report to the Human Rights Council 2019

By | 6 April, 2019

Indigenous peoples’ own systems of justice is a subject which has recurrently been addressed by the Special Rapporteur’s mandate, including through country visits, communications, and in seminars and conferences. The main concerns which have been raised by indigenous peoples are the lack of effective recognition of, and support for, their systems of justice by local,… Read More »

Timor-Leste: UN expert on rights of indigenous peoples to visit

By | 4 April, 2019

GENEVA.– The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out an official visit to Timor-Leste from 8 to 16 April. During her visit, Tauli-Corpuz will examine diverse issues affecting indigenous peoples, including customary justice systems, community land issues, education, conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. “I look… Read More »