Monthly Archives: February 2010

“Diversity, participation and redress for historical wrongs,” key issues for Botswana’s indigenous people

GENEVA (25 February 2010) – The UN the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, Professor S. James Anaya, urged today the Government of Botswana “to adequately and fully address the issues faced by many of the indigenous communities throughout the country.” “The current problems faced by indigenous… Read More »

Respect for cultural diversity, participation and redress for historical wrongs are key issues for indigenous peoples in Botswana (Feb. 2010)

Despite government programs aimed at improving the economic conditions of the Basarwa (San) and other indigenous peoples in Botswana, these peoples continue to suffer disadvantage, concludes a report by Special Rapportuer James Anaya. Government programs in Botswana should be better adapted to advance the rights of disadvantaged indigenous peoples in accordance with contemporary international standards,… Read More »