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07
Mar
2020
UN expert on indigenous peoples’ rights to visit Greenland and Denmark Print

acnudhGENEVA (6 March 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out an official country visit to Denmark and Greenland from 10 to 19 March 2020.

"I look forward to learning about how the Greenland Self-Government has been established and is functioning in practice, as this sets an interesting model for indigenous peoples in other parts of the world," Tauli-Corpuz said.

The UN expert will examine diverse range of issues affecting indigenous peoples, including self-governance, the administration of justice, the situation of children and youth, housing, access to health services including mental health, climate change and the right to development and natural resources.

"Despite progress, important challenges have been brought to my attention, including in relation to the protection of the rights of children. I look forward to meeting first-hand with Greenlanders to understand these challenges as well as the measures taken to address them," Tauli-Corpuz said.

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06
Mar
2020
International Women’s Day Statement by United Nations Human Rights Experts Print

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Twenty-five years after the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, no country in the world is free from discrimination against women

Women's and girls' activism and autonomous movements have been the driving forces behind the advancement of women's human rights and gender equality, and remain ever essential. Women and girls have been at the forefront of movements for change around the world. But 25 years on from the Beijing Platform of Action, responsibility for progress cannot continue to lie solely on the shoulders of women. While women continue to lead the struggle for equality, men are now more than ever called upon to be a part of movements for gender equality and become women´s human rights defenders. Men and boys need to stand with women and girls as allies in the fight for gender equality and demand an end to impunity and accountability for violations of women's rights and access to justice. Discrimination against women and girls is a human rights violation which must not be tolerated and States must be held accountable for implementing international standards guaranteeing women's and girls' human rights and achieving substantive gender equality. Structural causes for inequality and deeply entrenched discriminatory attitudes and practices must be tackled in order to achieve gender equality and a sustainable future for all.

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03
Mar
2020
Meeting with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 19th session Print

UNPFIIThe Special rapporteur, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the 19th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters in New York.
The meetings will be held between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday 15th April.

Meetings may be requested regarding matters that fall within the Special Rapporteur's mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

How to request a meeting ?

Write an email to indigenous@ohchr.org indicating the names of the persons attending, and a written note on the issues to be presented to the Special Rapporteur.
The tile of the email should start with " UNPFII Meeting request " + name of your organisation or community.
Priority will be given to requests sent before 27th March 2020.

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09
Feb
2020
Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Denmark and Greenland 10 to 19 March 2020 Print

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The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is collecting information in preparation of her upcoming country visit to Denmark and Greenland which will take place from 10 to 19 March 2020. The emphasis of the visit will be on Greenland where the majority of the visit will be carried out.

Pursuant to her mandate by the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur promotes the effective protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, gathers good practices and challenges in terms of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and makes constructive and concrete recommendations in relation to areas where there may be room for improvement.

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19
Dec
2019
MÉXICO. ONU-DH: el proceso de consulta indígena sobre el Tren Maya no ha cumplido con todos los estándares internacionales de derechos humanos en la materia Print

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Ciudad de México, 19 de diciembre de 2019 – La Oficina en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ONU-DH) llama la atención en relación con el proceso de consulta indígena sobre el "Proyecto de desarrollo Tren Maya", realizado del 15 de noviembre al 15 de diciembre de 2019, el cual hasta el momento no ha cumplido con todos los estándares internacionales en la materia.

La ONU-DH agradece la invitación del Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, del Fondo Nacional del Fomento al Turismo y de la Subsecretaría de Desarrollo Democrático, Participación Social y Asuntos Religiosos de la Secretaría de Gobernación para participar como observadora en este proceso.

La Oficina asistió a cuatro de las 15 asambleas regionales informativas en Tenabo (Campeche) y Dzitás (Yucatán) el 29 de noviembre, y en Xpujil (Campeche) y Reforma (Quintana Roo) el 30 de noviembre. Asimismo, estuvo presente en ocho de las 15 asambleas regionales consultivas en Palenque (Chiapas), Tenabo (Campeche), Dzitás y Tunkás (Yucatán) el 14 de diciembre; y en Xpujil, Tenosique (Tabasco), Reforma y Xul-há (Quintana Roo) el 15.

Los estándares internacionales de derechos humanos establecen que la consulta y el consentimiento de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas debe ser previo, libre, informado y culturalmente adecuado.

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09
Dec
2019
Call for input: Report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia Print

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has initiated the preparation of a report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia.

The Special Rapporteur wishes to focus her report on the experiences and current challenges faced by indigenous peoples in the region.

Thematic focus of the report will be on inter alia: lands, territories and resources, human rights defenders, business and human rights, conservation, environmental rights and the impacts of climate change. Particular emphasis will also be placed on the impact of climate change on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights and the critical role played by indigenous people in protecting the environment, including through traditional knowledge.

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31
Oct
2019
Colombia: UN experts are outraged by killing of indigenous leader and community members Print

acnudhGENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN experts* have deplored the massacre committed against members of the Nasa people in Cauca, Colombia and urge the Government to take urgent measures in cooperation with the indigenous authorities.

Governor Cristina Bautista Taquinas and four unarmed Indigenous Guards were killed in the attack by illegal armed groups on 29 October 2019. Five other members of the Nasa community were injured in the attack, which took place in the village of La Luz in the Tacueyó reservation in Cauca.

"We condemn this attack in the strongest terms," said the group of Special Rapporteurs in a joint statement issued in Geneva.

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25
Oct
2019
Republic of Congo: Positive legal recognition for indigenous peoples needs concrete action, UN expert finds Print

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GENEVA (25 October 2019) – The Republic of the Congo is leading the region in terms of legal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples, but needs to step up work to put its commitments into practice, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples has said at the end of a visit to the country.

"Indigenous peoples continue to face significant discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation, including in their access to health services, education, employment and political participation," said Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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24
Oct
2019
La Rapporteuse Spéciale sur les droits des peuples autochtones, Mme Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, conclue sa visite en République du Congo 14 -24 octobre 2019 Print

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La Rapporteuse Spéciale sur les droits des peuples autochtones,
Mme Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, conclue sa visite en République du Congo
14 -24 octobre 2019

24 octobre 2019 - En ma qualité de Rapporteur spécial sur les droits des peuples autochtones, j'ai effectué une mission officielle en République du Congo, à l'invitation du Gouvernement, du 14 au 24 octobre 2019. Ma visite avait pour objet d'évaluer les progrès accomplis dans la promotion et la protection des droits des peuples autochtones depuis la visite de mon prédécesseur, Prof. James Anaya, en 2010, et plus particulièrement les efforts déployés au niveau national pour appliquer les recommandations contenues dans son rapport.

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24
Oct
2019
End of mission statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on her visit to the Republic of Congo Print

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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 the Republic of Congo

In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, I undertook an official mission to the Republic of the Congo, at the invitation of the Government, from 14 to 24 October 2019. The purpose of my visit was to assess progress made in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples since the visit in 2010 of my predecessor, Prof. James Anaya, and more specifically, national efforts to implement the recommendations contained in his report.

I thank the Government of the Republic of the Congo for its cooperation with the special procedures of the Human Rights Council by inviting me for this visit and the welcome extended to me by government representatives, including at the highest levels. I was received by the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Minister of Social Affairs, the Minister of Forest Economy, Minister of Health and Gender and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Alphabetisation. I met with the President of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate. I met with technical experts from the Ministry of Land Affairs, the President's department for the promotion and integration of women and with the Executive Secretary of the newly established Women Advisory Council and the President of the National Human Rights Commission. I also appreciate the government's efforts to facilitate my visit to the Sangha département. While visiting this dense forest more than 800 km north of Brazzaville, I visited three indigenous forest communities in Pokola and Kabo and spoke with members and representatives of the Ngatongo, Bomassa, Peke and Djaka communities. Upon my return to Brazzaville, I also consulted with indigenous representatives from the Lekoumou, Pool and Plateaux départements.

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11
Oct
2019
Presentation to the UN General Assembly 2019. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Print

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Statement of Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly
Item 69 (a): Rights of indigenous peoples
New York
11 October 2019

Mr. Chair,
Distinguished delegates,
Indigenous peoples' representatives,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Today I am presenting my final thematic report to the General-Assembly (A/74/149). I have decided to dedicate it to analysis of the recognition and exercise of indigenous peoples' right to self-determination, building on the related report that I submitted to the General-Assembly last year. This year´s report comments on existing legal and other arrangements and processes reflective of or conducive to the recognition and implementation of the right of indigenous peoples to autonomy or self-government, with a view to identify positive elements as well as limitations and challenges, and to provide some recommendations to move forward in the realisation of these fundamental collective rights.

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23
Sep
2019
Statement of Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Human Rights Council 42nd Session 2019 Print

Statement of
Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Human Rights Council 42nd Session

Geneva, 18 September 2019

Mr. President,
Distinguished delegates,
Indigenous peoples' representatives,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour for me to address the Human Rights Council today and present my reports. I would like to start by expressing my gratitude to the numerous States, indigenous peoples, and others, and in particular to the staff supporting my mandate in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and also to my external assistants, for the support they have provided as I have carried out my mandate over the past five years.

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14
Sep
2019
Visit to Ecuador, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Print

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The report reviews the situation of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador on the basis of information received by the Special Rapporteur during her visit to the country between 19 and 29 November 2018.

The Special Rapporteur takes note of the current openness to dialogue between theGovernment and the indigenous peoples. The 2008 Constitution provides a good basis for moving towards a new plurinational and intercultural State model. It is imperative that the Government give priority to addressing structural problems, in particular by guaranteeing the indigenous peoples' rights to their lands, territories and natural resources, to respect for their authorities and justice systems, to proper operationalization of consultations, and to intercultural implementation of their economic, social and cultural rights.

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14
Sep
2019
Visit to Timor-Leste. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Print

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The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited Timor-Leste from 8 to 16 April 2019.

The present report contains recommendations relating to, inter alia, the formal and customary justice systems, land tenure, consultation and consent, conservation and climate change adaptation measures, education and nutrition.

Timorese indigenous culture and languages are particularly diverse and have been retained throughout colonization and occupation. The vast majority of the population shares indigenous values and spiritual beliefs which are reflected in strong local institutions, the customary justice system and communal land management. Indigenous practices have translated into important gains in environmental protection and biodiversity that can serve as inspiring examples for other countries. Further harmonization between the formal and customary justice systems is important to strengthen access to justice for all. Timor-Leste has made strong commitments to human rights standards and national rights-based development policies; however, additional resource allocations are required to ensure their effective implementation and monitoring, notably in the areas of education, health and nutrition.

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14
Sep
2019
A/74/149. The right of indigenous peoples’ to autonomy or self-government. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to UN General Assembly 2019 Print

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General Assembly
Seventy-fourth session
Item 69 (a) of the preliminary list
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A/74/149

17 July 2019

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Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of indigenous peoples

 

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/12. In the first part of the report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples describes her activities during the past year and comments on her work on the rights of indigenous women and children. In the second part, she discusses the right of indigenous peoples to autonomy or self-government as an exercise of their right to self-determination, with a focus on identifying positive elements in existing arrangements, as well as limitations and challenges, and provides recommendations on ways to move forward in the adequate implementation of that right.

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14
Sep
2019
Report to Human Rights Council - 2019. Indigenous peoples and justice Print

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Forty-second session
9–27 September 2019
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

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Rights of indigenous peoples
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Summary


The present report summarizes activities undertaken since the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples submitted her previous report to the Human Rights Council and provides a thematic study on the rights of indigenous peoples and justice. In the report, the Special Rapporteur analyses issues related to access to justice for indigenous peoples, whether through the ordinary justice system or through their own indigenous justice mechanisms. She explores the interaction and harmonization between ordinary and indigenous justice systems and the opportunities offered by legal pluralism.
The Special Rapporteur concludes with recommendations aimed at strengthening access to justice for indigenous peoples, while upholding international human rights standards, in both ordinary and indigenous justice systems.

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04
Sep
2019
Honduras Government and businesses must ensure protection of rights of people affected by development projects, say UN experts Print

honduraswgGENEVA (29 August 2019) – The Government of Honduras must act now to address the root causes of social conflict and profound distrust in the ability of State institutions to promote a fair and inclusive economy, a team of UN human rights experts has concluded after a 10-day visit.

All people affected by development projects must have their rights fully respected and protected by the Government and businesses to avoid conflict, said the UN Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

"The Working Group stresses that consultation with communities is a central aspect of human rights due diligence as set forth in the UNGPs, so as to identify early on concerns and grievances and to better understand the potential impacts of a project on local peoples and the environment. We recommend that any kind of consultation and engagement should take place at the earliest stage of a project. The right to participate should be recognized as a continuum that requires open and honest interaction between public authorities, the private sector and all members of society, including those most at risk of being marginalized or discriminated against, particularly women, indigenous and afro Honduran peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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23
Aug
2019
Appel à contribution. Prochaine visite en République du Congo (14-24 octobre 2019) Print

logo-acnudhLa Rapporteuse Spéciale des Nations Unies pour la promotion des droits des peuples autochtones, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a été invitée par le gouvernement de la République du Congo du 14 au 24 octobre 2019 afin de venir étudier la situation des peuples autochtones dans le pays. Il s'agit de la deuxième visite du mandate en République du Congo depuis 2010.

Cadre et objectifs de la visite

Les visites dans les pays sont un moyen essentiel d'obtenir des informations directes et de première main et d'évaluer les évolutions positives ainsi que les défis et les lacunes en matière de protection et de promotion des droits des peuples autochtones. Elles permettent d'évaluer la situation des droits de l'homme et facilitent un dialogue intensif avec toutes les autorités publiques compétentes, tant au niveau national que local. Les visites dans les pays permettent également de prendre contact et directement recueillir des informations auprès de victimes et de leurs proches, des personnes et communautés touchées par les décisions politiques, des institutions nationales des droits de l'homme, des membres de la société civile, des organisations communautaires, de la communauté universitaire, de la coopération internationale et les organisations non gouvernementales internationales, et des agences et entités des Nations unies.

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18
Jul
2019
12th Session of EMRIP. Statement of Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print

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12th Session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement of Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Geneva, 18 July 2019

Item 8. Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Chair of the UNPFII, the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, and members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Human Rights Committee on UNDRIP implementation

Chair of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
Chair of the UNPFII,
Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund,
Distinguished Members of the CEDAW and the Human Rights Committee,
Distinguished Members of the Expert Mechanism,
Indigenous representatives, Excellences, ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour for me to participate in this interactive dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). I want to thank the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for their invitation to this dialogue, which provides a good example of the ongoing coordination among the human rights mechanisms.

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04
Jul
2019
India must prevent the eviction of millions of forest dwellers, say UN experts Print

acnudhGENEVA (4 July 2019) ‑ UN human rights experts* have urged the Government of India to prevent the potential eviction of up to nine million people, most of whom are forest dwellers and members of scheduled tribes with an ancestral link to the land and forest. The threat of evictions follows a 13 February order by the Supreme Court of India in a case brought by wildlife organisations who claim human settlements encroach on protected forest areas.

"The basic premise of this decision, which treats tribal peoples as possibly illegal residents of the forest, is wrong ‑ indigenous peoples are the owners of their lands and forests," says the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. "This is a phenomenon seen around the world. Indigenous peoples and local communities are treated as squatters when in fact the land is theirs, and they have protected and stewarded their holdings for generations and play an important role for conservation."

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