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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Brazil Print

onuUnited Nations
General Assembly
Human Rights Council
Thirty-third session
Agenda item 3
A/HRC/33/42/Add.1
8 August 2016

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Brazil

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, on her mission to Brazil from 7 to 17 March 2016. The main objective of the visit was to identify and assess the main issues currently facing indigenous peoples in the country and to follow up on key recommendations made in 2009 by the previous mandate holder.

Brazil has a number of exemplary constitutional provisions pertaining to the rights of indigenous peoples and was, in the past, a leader in the area of demarcation of indigenous peoples' territories. However, in the eight years since the visit of the previous mandate holder, there has been a disturbing absence of progress in the implementation of his recommendations and the resolution of long-standing issues of key concern to indigenous peoples. The Special Rapporteur noted a worrying regression in the protection of indigenous peoples' rights. In the current political context, the threats facing indigenous peoples may be exacerbated and the long-standing protections of their human rights may be at risk.

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Report on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region Print

onuUnited Nations
General Assembly
Human Rights Council
Thirty-third session
Agenda item 3
A/HRC/33/42/Add.3
9 August  2016

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region of Norway, Sweden and Finland

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on the human rights situation of the Sami people in the Sápmi region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The present report examines the situation on the basis of research and investigation carried out, including during a conference organized by the Sami Parliamentary Council in Bierke/Hemavan, Sweden, from 25 to 27 August 2015. During her visit, the Special Rapporteur heard repeated and insistent concerns over the increase in natural resource investments in the Sápmi region and the States' balancing of interests in that context. The balance, which is rarely free of conflict, is a primary focus of the present report. The Special Rapporteur concludes that there are still challenges that the Governments must meet, in particular with respect to adequately defining and recognizing the Sami people's rights over their land and related resources, and that further efforts are needed to advance and strengthen Sami rights, particularly in the face of increased natural resource investments in the Sápmi region.

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Report: The situation of indigenous peoples in Honduras Print

onuUnited Nations
General Assembly
Human Rights Council
Thirty-third session
Agenda item 3
A/HRC/33/42/Add.2
21 July 2016

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Addendum

The situation of indigenous peoples in HONDURAS*

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Honduras. The report is based on information received by the Special Rapporteur during her visit to the country from 2 to 10 November 2015 and on independent research.

The situation of the indigenous peoples of Honduras is critical, since their rights over their lands, territories and natural resources are not protected, they face acts of violence when claiming their rights, in a general context of violence and impunity, and they lack access to justice. In addition, they suffer from inequality, poverty and a lack of basic social services, such as education and health.

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Report: The situation of indigenous peoples in Paraguay Print

onuUnited Nations
General Assembly
Human Rights Council
Thirtieth session
Agenda item 3
A/HRC/30/41/Add.1
13 August 2015

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Addendum

The situation of indigenous peoples in Paraguay*,**

Summary

Paraguay has a constitutional framework in which the rights of indigenous peoples are recognized. However, this normative framework has not been translated into the legislative, administrative or other measures needed to ensure the enjoyment by indigenous peoples of their human rights, in particular their fundamental right to self-determination and their rights to their lands, territories and natural resources. The lack of access to justice and the persistence of racism and discrimination are also causes for concern.
There is a widespread lack of legal protection for indigenous peoples' rights over their lands, territories and resources, which are vital to ensure their survival and uphold their dignity. This situation gives rise to numerous conflicts and human rights violations. The Government of Paraguay should regard this as an emergency situation.

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