James Anaya

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29
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2011
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logo-oacnudhThe Special Rapporteur has released his annual report on his communications with governments concerning specific cases of alleged violations of the human rights of indigenous peoples. This report is complemented by, and should be considered along with, the joint communications report that is being submitted for the first time for all special procedures mandate holders (A/HRC/18/51). The Special Rapporteur's report refers to his examination of 25 cases in 15 countries between August 2010 and July 2011. For some cases the Special Rapporteur has provided detailed observations with specific recommendations or descriptions of other follow up measures he has taken.

These cases, which are included in annexes to the report, are the following: Read more

 
30
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2011
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james anayaIn the first half of the report, the Special Rapporteur provides a summary of the activities carried out during his third year in the mandate, including cooperation with other international and regional mechanisms and bodies in the field of indigenous rights, and the activities carried out in his four main areas of work: promoting good practices; country reports; specific cases of alleged human rights violations; and thematic studies.

The Special Rapporteur devotes the second half of the report to a preliminary analysis of the impact of extractive industries operating within or near indigenous territories, following the distribution of a questionnaire on the issue to Governments, indigenous peoples, corporations and civil society.

See full report.

 

 
14
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2011
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logo-emripThe Special Rapporteur participated in the Fourth Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (11 July – 15 July 2011). In his statements to the Expert Mechanism, the Special Rapporteur described the activities he undertook during the past year under his mandate including the cases he has examined. He also offered comments on his upcoming annual thematic report on extractive industries on or near indigenous territories, and provided brief comments on the Mechanism's report on indigenous peoples' rights to participation. During the session, he held parallel meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples, organizations and States in order to discuss specific cases of allegations of human rights violations as well as to follow-up on cases previously brought to the attention of Governments.

See Opening Statement to the Expert Mechanism and Statement on the Rapporteur's activities.
See unofficial webcast (external site)

 
25
Aug
2011
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peru-congressThe Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples congratulates the Congress of Peru for the recent passage of a consultation law for indigenous peoples (Ley del derecho a la consulta previa a los pueblos indígenas u originarios reconocido en el Convenio No. 169 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo) on 23 August 2011. He considers it an important step forward for indigenous peoples' rights in the country. The Special Rapporteur hopes that the passage of the law reflects a strong commitment by the Peruvian State to respond to the demands of indigenous peoples to be consulted about measures that directly affect them, and in particular about extractive industry projects in and around their territories. Therefore, he urges the President of the Republic to promulgate the law and calls upon the Government to take all necessary measures to ensure the adequate implementation of the law.

Read the Press Release.

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08
Jul
2011
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peritaje-cidhThe Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called on the Special Rapporteur, James Anaya, to present expert testimony on the principles of consultation and consent, during hearings before the Inter-American Court in the case of the Kichwa indigenous peoples of Sarayaku vs. Ecuador on 7 July. The Special Rapporteur presented a short statement on the issue, and responded to a series of questions by representatives of the Sarayaku community, the Inter-American Commission, the State of Ecuador, and the judges of the Inter-American Court.

See the Special Rapporteur's statement here (Spanish only).  -  See webcast.

 


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