The Special Rapporteur releases report on the progress and challenges in implementing constitutional guarantees for indigenous peoples in Ecuador

By | 18 September, 2010

ecuadorreportIn his report, the Special Rapporteur notes that the Constitution "represents a significant step in the recognition of the human rights of the country’s indigenous peoples." He observes, nevertheless, that situations outlined in the report "demonstrate the shortcomings that still exist in the effective implementation of national and international standards protecting the human rights of indigenous peoples." See report and the Special Rapporteur’s previous report, Observations on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people in the constitutional review process in Ecuador (June 2008)