Monthly Archives: July 2010

New Zealand should make efforts to strengthen the treaty settlement process and address other key issues, in dialogue with Maori people

The Special Rapporteur carried out a visit to New Zealand from 19-23 July 2010 to assess the situation of the Maori people, in follow up to the 2005 visit by his predecessor, Rodolfo Stavenhagen. The Special Rapporteur notes that, while some advancements have been made since his predecessor’s visit, including proposed repeals to the Foreshore… Read More »

New Zealand – Media coverage

This section  is a sampling of coverage by the news media of the Special Rapporteur’s activities. Inclusion of these items does not imply their endorsement by the Special Rapporteur. They are included here for informational purposes only.   Maori still seriously disadvantaged – UN report (February 23, 2011) Maori ‘extremely disadvantaged’ in NZ – UN… Read More »

Report A/HRC/15/37, 2010

A/HRC/15/37 19 July 2010 In the 2010 report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur addressed the following themes related to extractive industries: A. Corporate responsibility with respect to indigenous rights B. International standards relating to corporate responsibility to respect indigenous rights C. Due diligence and the duty to respect indigenous rights. Report.  PDF version

Statement of Special Rapporteur on the right to participation, to the EMRIP, 2010

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 12 July 2010 Mr. Chairperson, Distinguished members of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,Delegates of Member States,Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations,Ladies… Read More »

Declaración sobre la Ley del derecho a la Consulta Previa a los pueblos indígenas, Perú (7 Julio 2010)

  Declaración pública del Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos y  libertades fundamentales de los indígenas, James Anaya,  sobre la "Ley del derecho a la consulta previa a los pueblos indígenas u originarios  reconocido en el Convenio No. 169 de la Organización Internacional de Trabajo" aprobada por el Congreso de la República del Perú 7… Read More »

The Special Rapporteur presents at 3rd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva

During the session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which took place from 12-16 July 2010, the Special Rapporteur offered observations on the right of indigenous peoples to participate in decision-making, which is the focus of a study currently being developed by the Expert Mechanism.See the statement of the Special Rapporteur… Read More »