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Indigenous lands of Raposa Serra do Sol in Brazil: continued need for urgent action

The Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) submitted an update to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in January 2010, following their request for urgent action of July 2009. The update reports that indigenous peoples' rights in Brazil are being seriously threatened and that the Brazilian government has still failed to provide a full account of the status of the violent attacks against the indigenous peoples of Raposa, as requested by CERD.

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Brazil - Update to CERD regarding the situation of indigenous peoples in Raposa Serra do Sol

Report summarizes events that have taken place since February 2009, including an important Supreme Court decision which had the immediate effect of allowing for the removal of the remaining non-indigenous occupants from RSS, but which may have negative impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil as a whole in the long run.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme

Raposa Serra do Sol CERD letter to Government of Brazil

UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expresses grave concerns that the security and respect for the land rights of the Macuxi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Ingaricó and Patamona indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol (RSS) in the State of Roraima, Brazil “has not improved or has even deteriorated.” Strong recommendations include completion of “the final and total removal of non-indigenous occupants of the RSS indigenous lands”. CERD calls upon the Government to report to them by 30 November 2007.