Monthly Archives: February 2011

Report on situation of Maori people in New Zealand

The Special Rapporteur’s report examines the situation of Māori people in New Zealand on the basis of information received during the Special Rapporteur’s visit to the country from 18-23 July 2010 and independent research. The visit was carried out in follow up to the 2005 visit of the previous Special Rapporteur, Professor Rodolfo Stavenhagen. The… Read More »

Special Rapporteur calls for dialogue in Panama in light of protests against reforms to the law on mineral resources

In recent weeks, indigenous peoples and organizations have carried out numerous protests, in light of discussions surrounding and approval by the Panamanian National Assembly of Bill N. 277 to amend the Law on Mineral Resources. These demonstrations have resulted in clashes with security forces in which several people were injured and arrested. In light of… Read More »

Special Rapporteur concludes mission to New Caledonia

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, issued the following statement up on the conclusion of his mission to New Caledonia. Noumea, New Caledonia, 13 February 2011 – "In my capacity as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, I have conducted a visit to New Caledonia… Read More »

Mission to New Caledonia

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, will conduct a visit to New Caledonia from 6 to 13 February 2011, with the cooperation of the Government of France, to assess the human rights situation of the indigenous Kanak people. During his visit, the Special Rapporteur will meet with representatives… Read More »