Consultation with indigenous people over land sale are needed

22 August 2012. A United Nations independent expert today called on the United States Government and authorities in the state of South Dakota to start consultations with indigenous people on a land sale that will affect a site of spiritual significance to them. Five tracts of land in the Black Hills area in South Dakota… Read More »

United States: UN expert calls for consultations with indigenous peoples over private land sale in Black Hills, South Dakota

GENEVA (22 August 2012) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, urged today the United States Government and the local and state authorities in South Dakota to address concerns expressed by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples about an impending private land sale in the Black Hills region… Read More »

Government of El Salvador should adopt new measures to recover indigenous cultures and establish participatory mechanisms

SAN SALVADOR (17 August 2012) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, today urged the Government of El Salvador to adopt new measures to recover ancestral indigenous cultures and establish participatory mechanisms from their representative institutions within State decision making. "The historical oppression of indigenous peoples and the suppression… Read More »

Comunicado de Prensa. El Salvador: experto de la ONU pide impulsar aún más los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

SAN SALVADOR (17 de agosto de 2012) – El Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya, exhortó hoy al Gobierno de El Salvador a adoptar nuevas medidas para el rescate de la cultura ancestral de los pueblos indígenas y establecer mecanismos de participación de sus instituciones representativas en… Read More »

First visit by UN expert on indigenous rights to El Salvador

GENEVA (10 August 2012) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, will visit El Salvador from 13 to 17 August 2012. “During my mission, I will analyze the situation of indigenous peoples, who are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups worldwide,” said Mr. Anaya. This will be the… Read More »

Dialogue should be advanced to resolve the issue of military presence in indigenous territories in northern Cauca, Colombia

Geneva (9 August 2012) The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, issued a public statement calling on the Government of Colombia to advance in the process of dialogue recently initiated with indigenous authorities in the northern part of the Department of Cauca to address the military presence in Nasa territory among… Read More »

Colombia. Se debe avanzar con el diálogo para resolver, conforme a las normas internacionales, la cuestión de la presencia militar en territorios indígenas en el norte del Cauca

Declaración del Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya Ginebra (9 de agosto de 2012) – “Enfatizo la importancia del proceso de diálogo entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las autoridades de pueblo nasa del norte del Departamento del Cauca, iniciado recientemente para abordar la cuestión de… Read More »

Comunicado de Prensa. Relator Especial llama al diálogo para tratar presencia militar en territorios indígenas en el norte del Cauca, Colombia

GINEBRA (9 de agosto de 2012) – Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya, exhorta al Gobierno de Colombia a avanzar en el proceso de diálogo iniciado recientemente con autoridades indígenas del norte del Departamento del Cauca para abordar la cuestión de la presencia militar en el… Read More »

Media plays vital role in empowering indigenous rights. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

GENEVA. The UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August 2012) In light of this year’s theme “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices“, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the… Read More »

Media plays vital role in empowering indigenous rights. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

GENEVA. The UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August 2012) In light of this year’s theme “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices“, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the… Read More »

Report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Argentina

The Special Rapporteur has released his report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Argentina. The report is the result of the country visit conducted by the Special Rapporteur from 27 November to 7 December 2011. The report addresses the main concerns raised during the visit and presents a number of observations and recommendations. The… Read More »

Report A/HRC/21/47, 2012

Observations relevant to contributing to shared understanding about relevant international standards and their application: 1. The Need for an approach that comprehensively takes account of the rights that may be affected by extractive operations2. Duty of States to protect and the responsibility of corporations to respect the human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to… Read More »

Violence Hits Brazil Tribes in Scramble for Land (The New York Times)

Violence Hits Brazil Tribes in Scramble for Land, The New York Times, june 10, 2012. A reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students, in collaboration with the New York Times, has exposed violent conflicts over resources and territory in Brazil, as the emerging superpower grapples with an increasing demand for food and electricity.… Read More »

Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during the fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

During the fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be held in Geneva on 9-13 July 2012, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Professor James Anaya, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations. The meetings with the Special Rapporteur will be held… Read More »