Indigenous Peoples' Rights

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ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Mexico to comply with binding orders of the Supreme Court in relation to the project Independencia Aqueduct and to stop the criminalization of human rights defenders of the Yaqui tribe

Tierraviva has supported the restitution of the Sawhoyamaxa community's traditional lands

ESCR-Net members explore new regional mechanisms for ruling and assuring dialogue between the Kenyan government and the community

Tebtebba, Indigenous Peoples Links and Middlesex University publish a new book on indigenous people and the extractive industries during the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Terra de Direitos held a two-day regional seminar on human rights and territory defense with participation of social movements, community associations and entities of popular advice.

The Xákmok Kásek indigenous community, who has originally lived in the Paraguayan Chaco area, filed a petition before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights requesting acknowledgement of their traditional territory. Paraguay sold and split up the land without taking into consideration the indigenous population. The Salazar ranch was founded in the land that had been the home of the Xákmok Kásek community for years.  The community’s ability to survive and to develop its way of life was restricted, and the State failed to fulfill its duty to guarantee the community’s territorial rights.

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) has released a flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014, which focuses on ‘freedom from hate' and which presented compelling evidence showing that hate crimes and hate speech are prevalent in all regions of the world

 

Front Line Defenders publishes a report on the current conflicts between mining companies and the defenders of the rights of peasants and indigenous people in Peru

On 30 June, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Mexico to urge full protection for the rights of the Yaqui indigenous people who face serious threats as a result of the development of the “Independence Aqueduct” in the state of Sonora

On 30 June, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Mexico to urge full protection for the rights of the Yaqui indigenous people who face serious threats as a result of the development of the “Independence Aqueduct” in the state of Sonora