indigenous rights

Coronavirus impact on world’s indigenous, goes well beyond health threat

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the world’s indigenous peoples that stretches well beyond the immediate threat to their health, the new UN independent expert on the rights of indigenous peoples said on Monday.

Brazilian government needs “more pressure” to protect indigenous rights

More pressure needs to be put on Brazil’s government to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

That’s according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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Nicaragua’s titling of native lands marks crucial step for indigenous rights – UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert has praised the Nicaraguan Government for giving the indigenous Awas Tingni community the title to its traditional lands, marking the culmination of a decades-long struggle by the group to gain recognition and protection of its ancestral territory.