International Experts Deliberate on Human rights and Environment Violations of Extractive Industries - Press Release issued by Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education)

MANILA, Philippines - Officials of the United Nations system, multilateral institutions such as the European Commission, the World Bank, ADB, Member States of the UN, international experts, indigenous peoples and other organizations attending the International Expert Workshop on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Corporate Accountability and the Extractive Industries have started deliberating yesterday on piles of serious issues surrounding the Indigenous Peoples all around the world, and in their bid to fin

Supreme Court upholds Raposa Serra do Sol as indigenous area

After nearly three-and-a-half decades of waiting for recognition of their land rights, on 19 March the Supreme Court of Brazil finally affirmed the constitutionality of the Raposa Serra do Sol lands, demarcated ten years ago by the State, and has ordered the Government of Brazil to resume its removal of all non-indigenous settlers.


See link to letter by the Conselho Indígena de Roraima (available in Portuguese only)