|Congratulations to Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, the next Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples|
Geneva (8 May 2014) – Today the Human Rights Council appointed Ms. Vicky Tauli-Corpuz to the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya, the current Special Rapporteur said, "I warmly congratulate Ms. Tauli-Corpuz and am confident she will do excellent work as the new Special Rapporteur".
Ms. Tauli-Corpuz, who is from the Philippines, has been active as an advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples for many years, having served previously as the Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She will assume her responsibilities as Special Rapporteur and replace professor Anaya the first week of June.
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