Adoption of Consultation Law by Congress of Peru is a Positive Step for Indigenous Rights

By | 12 May, 2010

peru_map_resizeThe Special Rapporteur underscores that the passage by the Congress of Peru of the Law on the Rights to Prior Consultation with Indigenous Peoples, recognized in Convention No. 169 of the International Labour Organisation “represents a significant advancement in national legislation concerning the rights of indigenous peoples, which could establish an important precedent as a ‘best practice’ for other countries in the region and in the world.” The Special Rapporteur also calls upon the executive branch to enact the law within the period required under Peruvian law, and emphasizes that the law should be implemented in a manner consisted with Peru’s international human rights obligations. See Press Release (Spanish only).