September 20, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A report by Rights and Resources on Wednesday warned of the growing pressure for land and resources that threatens communities dependent on tropical forests. The report will be presented at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. There has been longstanding demand from indigenous peoples for ...[read more]
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]
April 12, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team's name. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. In the press ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher
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 23, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Tuesday voiced concern over the fate of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, stating that its implementation would be "difficult, if not impossible" without greater awareness of human rights values. ...[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]
September 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Tuesday called on state, federal and tribal authorities in the US to ensure the well being and human rights of "Veronica," the child in the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case that reached the US Supreme Court. Anaya urged ...[read more]
August 8, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged states to honor treaties with indigenous peoples, two days before the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Pillay stated that treaties with indigenous peoples ought to be respected regardless of how long ago they ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism on Monday urged Chilean authorities to refrain from applying anti-terrorism legislation that directly impacts the Mapuche indigenous peoples. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson made his first official visit to Chile, finding that "the ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher
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]

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