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Presentaciones durante el Grupo de Trabajo con Costa Rica ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre las Medidas Cautelares (MC 321-12)

Presentaciones del Pueblo Bribri del Territorio Indígena de Salitre, Pueblo Teribe del Territorio Indígena de Térraba, y sus asesores legales durante el Grupo de Trabajo con Costa Rica ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre las  Medidas Cautelares (MC 321-12).

Propuesto de los Beneficiarios Puntos de Acuerdo entre los Bribri el Estado y Teribe

Indigenous peoples in Suriname win important case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 28 January 2016, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights made public its judgment in the case of the Kaliña and Lokono Peoples v. Suriname. This case was first submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in January 2007 by the chiefs of the eight Kaliña and Lokono villages of the Lower Marowijne River and the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS).

IACHR Tackles Violence Against Native Peoples in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, May 11 2015 (IPS) - After years of violence against two indigenous groups in Costa Rica, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) demanded that the government adopt measures by May 15 to protect the life and physical integrity of the members of the two communities.

La CIDH pone el dedo en la llaga de los indígenas de Costa Rica

SAN JOSÉ, 8 may 2015 (IPS) - Años de olas de violencia contra dos pueblos indígenas en Costa Rica llevaron a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) a exigir al gobierno que adopte antes del 15 de este mes “medidas para resguardar la vida y la integridad” de los integrantes de sus comunidades.

Precautionary Measures issued by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the Teribe (Bröran) and the Bribri indigenous peoples of Costa Rica.

Due to a series of violent attacks and threats against these two indigenous peoples in the last few years, the Commission decided that the acts and omissions of the State were not adequate and ordered Costa Rica, together with the affected peoples, to take the measures necessary to better protect the lives and physical integrity of the two indigenous peoples and their members.  The State has 15 days to respond to the Commission and the Commission will continue to monitor the matter.

Medidas cautelares ordenadas por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos a favor de los pueblos indígenas Teribe (Bröran) y Bribri de Costa Rica

7 de mayo de 2015

Debido a una serie de amenazas y ataques violentos contra estos dos pueblos indígenas en los últimos años, la Comisión decidió que las acciones y omisiones del Estado no fueron adecuadas y ordenó que Costa Rica, junto con los pueblos afectados, tome las medidas necesarias para proteger la vida y la integridad física de los dos pueblos indígenas y sus miembros.  El Estado cuenta con 15 días para responder a la  Comisión. Por su parte, la Comisión seguirá de cerca el asunto.Se adjunta:

Case Merits: The Kaliña and Lokono Peoples of Suriname

This report concerns the merits of a petition received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) on February 16, 2007.

The petition alleges that the State of Suriname has violated the rights protected in Articles 3 (right to judicial personality), 21 (right to property) and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights in connection with Articles 1 and 2 thereof to the prejudice of the Kaliña and Lokono peoples.

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

In order for the Inter-American human rights system to adequately recognise, protect and fulfil the human rights of indigenous women, it is necessary for indigenous women to engage with the system, to make their voices heard and to tell their stories with all their complexities. This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

Ecuador apologizes to indigenous community for allowing oil drilling

Ecuador has apologized to an indigenous community for authorizing oil drilling on ancestral land without their permission. The apology to the Sarayaku community came two years after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the OPEC nation had violated the tribe's right to be consulted on oil concessions granted for their land.

FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

E-Boletín FPP Diciembre 2013 (PDF Version)

Queridos amigos:

¿Qué perspectivas hay de proteger los derechos territoriales de los pueblos indígenas, las comunidades locales y las mujeres en un futuro cercano?

Indigenous organisations petition Peruvian government to protect the rights of isolated peoples before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights

On 1 November 2013 indigenous and civil society organisations from Peru including FENAMAD, AIDESEP, Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), and the National Human Rights Coordinator presented evidence in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission.

The petitioners documented the failure of the Peruvian government to provide effective protection for isolated indigenous peoples in Peru.

Organizaciones indígenas piden ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos que el Gobierno peruano proteja los derechos de pueblos en aislamiento voluntario

El 1 de noviembre de 2013 una serie de organizaciones indígenas y de la sociedad civil de Perú, a saber, FENAMAD, AIDESEP y Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), junto con la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos presentaron pruebas en una audiencia ante la Comisión Interamericana.Los peticionarios documentaron que el Gobierno peruano no había proporcionado protección efectiva a pueblos indígenas en aislamiento voluntario en Perú.

Des organisations autochtones adressent au gouvernement péruvien une pétition visant la protection des droits des peuples isolés devant la Commission interaméricaine des droits de l'homme

Le 1er novembre 2013, des organisations autochtones et de la société civile du Pérou, dont FENAMAD, AIDESEP, Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), et la Coordination nationale des droits humains ont témoigné devant la Commission interaméricaine. Les pétitionnaires ont fait état de l’inaction du gouvernement péruvien pour ce qui est d'assurer la protection effective des peuples autochtones isolés au Pérou.