Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Primary tabs

The State of the World's Indigenous Peoples is the result of a collaborative effort, organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Joji Carino from Tebtebba Foundation, an ESCR-Net member wrote the first chapter of the report; the chapter is titled Poverty and Well Being.

Western Shoshone Prevail at Ninth Circuit Court on Mt. Tenabo - Court Issues Ruling Enjoining Cortez Hills Open Pit Gold Mine. Court Agrees with Western Shoshone and Allies that the Interior Department's Approval of the Mine Likely Violated Federal Law.

ESCR-Net expresses its solidarity with the indigenous populations of Toribio and Jambalo in Cauca, Colombia, who are pacifists in the ongoing war against the guerilla forces.  ESCR-Net asks that attacks and confrontations cease in the urban areas of Toribio and other places with peaceful, indigenous populations.

Country: 
Paraguay
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR

View the Manila Declaration that resulted from the March 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries.

Recovering from a near political fall out earlier in the week over the US Nuclear deal, the Congress led UPA Government now stands on a fragile ground.  Pressure is now on the UPA to accept a Doha Deal that will destroy the foundations of Indian agriculture – affecting livelihood concerns of 65 crore farmers and food security of the nation.

Country: 
United Kingdom
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR

The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group assembled this set of case studies for the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights and Business, Professor John Ruggie, as a contribution to the Expert Meeting on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry on 10-11 November 2005.

The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group submitted a Joint NGO Report to a UN Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry in Geneva, on 10-11 November 2005. This report highlights patterns of violations in the extractive sector and gaps in the protection of human rights, containing the contributions and input of over twenty groups. The report concludes that there is a need for a common, international set of standards articulating the human rights responsibilities of business, which must ultimately be enforceable. The UN Norms represent a valuable step in this direction.