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Special Rapporteur's Report on the rights of indigenous peoples on her visit to Honduras

2016 - Español - Moderate

Special Rapporteur's Report on the rights of...

United Nations

The report of the special rapporteur of the United Nations states that the indigenous peoples of Honduras live in a critical situation due to the lack of protection of their rights over their lands, territories, and natural resources and the acts of violence they face for claiming their rights in a general context of violence and impunity and lack of access to justice. This is compounded by inequality, poverty and the lack of adequate basic social services, such as education and health. It concludes with the need to install protective measures, in parallel with the investigation and punishment of those responsible for murders and harassment of indigenous peoples.

Free, prior and informed consent agreement for the implementation of Nicaragua's interoceanic canal project
Official Statement

This is an agreement proposed by the Nicaraguan government for the implementation of the inteoceanic canal project.

Toxic Megamining and the right to consultation
Scientific Paper

The article describes the limitations of the prior consultation process and discusses the role of mobilizations and citizen participation. A comparison is made of the implementation of the principles of international law (e.g., ILO Convention 169) between "neoliberal" countries such as Mexico and Chile, and "progressive" countries, such as those of the Andean region. It concludes by promoting the need for Mexico to change its current policy linked to the exploitation of resources.

Indigenous leaders reject activation of the Orinoco mining arch
News Article

2016 - Español - Simple

Indigenous leaders reject activation of the ...

Amazonia Socioambiental

Indigenous leadership rejects Orinoco mining arch (OMA).

Prior consultation and democracy in Ecuador

This article addresses a key issue regarding the effective political participation of indigenous peoples: the right to Prior Consultation. In Ecuador, the Constitution establishes that the State must consult the communities before launching development initiatives that could directly affect them. However, this obligation has been systematically circumvented by various governments and indigenous peoples have been forced to go to international bodies for the protection of human rights to enforce their rights. Such is the case of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku. The author offers a overview of that historical struggle.

Mining, territory and conflict in Colombia.
Scientific Paper

2015 - Español - Moderate

Mining, territory and conflict in Colombia.

Francisco Ramirez

Review of the book "Mining, territory and conflict in Colombia".

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