Monthly Archives: December 2012

UN Declaration on rights of indigenous peoples presents way forward for engagement with indigenous peoples in Commonwealth countries

The Special Rapporteur gave the keynote address at the Commonwealth International Human Rights Day expert panel entitled “Strengthened Rights Protection for Indigenous Peoples“, which was organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat to commemorate International Human Rights Day, on 10 December 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. In his statement, Professor Anaya emphasized that the UN Declaration on the… Read More »

Guiding principles on business and human rights of the Human Rights Council must be applied to include rights affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, participated in the first Forum on Business and Human Rights on 4 and 5 December 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Special Rapporteur spoke at a panel on business affecting indigenous peoples. In his statement, Professor Anaya emphasized that there is a “need for change… Read More »