Monthly Archives: December 2014

World Bank should recognize importance of human rights in its new environmental and social policies

By | 17 December, 2014

GENEVA (17 December 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, today urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known as Safeguard policies, which apply to its investment project financing. The draft Safeguards policies were… Read More »

Peru / Indigenous peoples: “New oil project threatens further harm for human rights victims” – UN experts warn

By | 15 December, 2014

GENEVA / LIMA (15 December 2014) – The proposed re-licensing of heavily polluted land in the Department of Loreto region of Peru would perpetuate and exacerbate serious violations of human rights of indigenous peoples, including their right to health, food and water, two United Nations experts on indigenous peoples and toxic waste have said today.… Read More »

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UN expert calls on Paraguay to better implement protections for indigenous peoples

By | 1 December, 2014

ASUNCIÓN (28 November 2014) – At the end of an eight-day official visit to Paraguay, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on Friday raised concerns about land and resource rights, access to social services and the judiciary, the lack of consultation of indigenous peoples, inequality, and discrimination against them.… Read More »