Indigenous Peoples' Rights

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A permit was granted by the Central Forestry Board to a private company to quarry stone from the Etela-Riutusvaara mountain. Indigenous members of the Muotkatunturi Herdsmen's Committee asserted that the quarrying of the stone and its transportation through their reindeer herding territory would violate their right to enjoy their culture under Article 27 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  

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Philippines
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Corporate Accountability
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Nigeria
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Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
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Liberia
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Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
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Mexico
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Representatives of the Lamenxay and Kayleyphapopyet indigenous communities, both of the Enxet-Sanapana people, started proceedings aimed at recovering their ancestral land, which had been sold by the Paraguayan State to private persons. After five years of the State's failure to comply with a court decision acknowledging the constitutional land right of one of the communities, in 1996 a petition was filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the State of Paraguay.

Country: 
Thailand
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Economic Policy
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