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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.

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

acnudhGENEVA.– 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 forward to learn about Timorese culture and how the young Timorese nation is addressing challenges such as ensuring access to justice and the exercise of land rights," said the Special Rapporteur.

"I will also study conservation measures and how Timor-Leste is dealing with the impacts of climate change," she noted.

Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples - 18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Print

acnudhThe Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the 18th annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The meetings will be held in the afternoon between 3 and 6 PM of 25th and 26th of April 2019. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with her with regard to matters that fall within her mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Timor Leste 8 to 16 April 2019 Print

acnudhThe Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is collecting information in preparation of her upcoming country visit to Timor Leste which will take place from 8 to 16 April 2019.

In accordance with the established practice of mandate-holders, the Special Rapporteur welcomes all relevant submissions that indigenous organisations and other stakeholders may wish to transmit for her consideration in preparation of this visit, such as:

  • Recent analytical reports or surveys relating to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur;
  • Information on relevant policies, programmes and legal framework;
  • Priority issues/concerns and situations that warrant the attention of the Special Rapporteur;
  • Suggestions on issues to examine and related locations to visit;
  • Contact info for organisations and civil society representatives to meet in different locations.

Among the topics the Special Rapporteur is particularly interested in receiving information on: customary justice systems, the impact of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, conservation, education and community land issues. Submissions on other topics are also welcomed.

Kindly submit information by 20 March 2019 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please indicate "Visit to Timor Leste 2019" in the subject heading of the email submission.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Guatemala Print


The report considers the situation of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala on the basis of information received by the Special Rapporteur during her visit to the country between 1 and 10 May 2018.

The Special Rapporteur notes that the situation of the Maya, Xinka and Garifuna peoples is characterized by serious structural problems, particularly the lack of protection for their rights to their lands, territories and resources and the racial discrimination that pervades all areas of life. She expresses her deep concern at the resurgence of violence, forced evictions and the criminalization of indigenous peoples that defend their rights.

Impunity, corruption, institutional weakness, the failure to implement the Peace Agreements and extreme economic and social inequality are the main obstacles. It is imperative that the Government of Guatemala identify the structural problems as a matter of urgency and work towards their resolution.

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