|Special Rapporteur concludes visit to Brazil (Aug. 2008)|
|25 August 2008|
"Despite advances, exercise of the right to self-determination for indigenous peoples – that is, real control of their own lives and lands – is still a major challenge for Brazil." This was the main observation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, S. James Anaya, as he concluded a 12-day visit to Brazil. See Press Release issued at the conclusion of the visit and Report.