The Special Rapporteur reiterates his call to Peru to enact and enforce the consultation law adopted by the Congress of Peru

By | 7 July, 2010

press_conferenceIn a public statement, the Special Rapporteur, James Anaya, outlined principles relating to the duty of states to consult with indigenous peoples, in light of the letter signed by the President of Peru, Alan Garcia, on 21 June 2010. This letter by the President sets out the observations of the Executive on the consultation law recently passed by the Peru Congress, and makes clear its position not to enact the law and instead, to return it to the Congress for debate. In his statement, the Special Rapporteur discusses relevant international standards regarding the right of indigenous peoples to consultation, in response to references made in the President’s letter to a previous report of the Special Rapporteur on that subject. See Special Rapporteur’s statement [Spanish only].