The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, participated in the first Forum on Business and Human Rights on 4 and 5 December 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Special Rapporteur spoke at a panel on business affecting indigenous peoples. In his statement, Professor Anaya emphasized that there is a “need for change in the current state of affairs if indigenous rights standards are to have a meaningful effect on State and corporate policies and action as they relate to indigenous peoples”. He also provided an update on his ongoing study on the issue of extractive industries affecting indigenous peoples.
See the full statement here.