September 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday raised awareness for the rights of indigenous peoples, comprised of approximately 370 million people in 90 countries around the world. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged members of the international ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The burgeoning Ugandan mining industry must respect the rights of indigenous people affected by mineral exploration, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Monday. The report argues that three large mining companies in particular have infringed upon the rights of the indigenous people of Karamoja by ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Monday urged the government of Kenya to respect the rights of the Sengwer indigenous people, who are facing eviction from their native home in the Embobut Forest in western Kenya. Kenyan authorities have been assembling ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Tuesday voiced concern over the situations of aboriginal people in Canada, concluding that the country is facing a "crisis." Information collected by Anaya reveals that despite the general wealth and prosperity of Canada, ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya encouraged the Panamanian government on Monday to strengthen the rights of its indigenous people and ensure they are allowed to preserve their land and autonomy. Anaya's call comes in response to allegations by indigenous ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
A Guatemalan court on Monday ordered the government to apologize to the Ixil Maya, an indigenous people, for acts of genocide that were committed against them when former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was in power. Montt was found guilty on Friday of the genocide, torture and rape of 1,771 Ixil ...[read more]
October 13, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On October 13, 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales joined a march of an estimated 10,000 people in support of the proposed constitutional referendum. The march was intended to persuade the two-thirds of the Bolivian congress needed to move the referendum forward. The proposed amendments to the ...[read more]
August 9, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people James Anaya on Thursday urged the government of Colombia to advance its negotiations with indigenous authorities in northern Cauca regarding the military presence in the area, as well as other pressing issues. Anaya called for a good faith ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday ruled that Ecuador violated the rights of the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon when the state allowed the Argentine oil company CGC to encroach on Sarayaku traditional lands in the early 2000s without the ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, is a student attorney at the school's UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Here she discusses the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders from Diego Garcia, and the need for the US to take ...[read more]

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