Indigenous peoples of Panama denounce the repeated invasions of their ancestral territories and the persistent failure of the government and judicial system in Panama to resolve this situation and respect their rights. This formal denunciation has been submitted to the supreme court of Panama.
Pueblos indígenas de Panamá denuncian las invasiones repetidas de sus territorios ancestrales y el fracaso continuo del gobierno y el sistema judicial en Panamá para resolver esta situación y respetar sus derechos. Esta denuncia formal ha sido sometida a la Corte de Suprema de Panamá.
Following high profile cases of police violence and killings of rural people protesting land grabs, a new alliance of rural people - indigenous peoples, farmers, workers and landless people as well as supportive NGOs - is demanding the repeal of laws which allow the State to expropriate people's lands and resources in favour or large businesses. They are also demanding the passing of new laws that secure the people's rights in land and ensure ecological justice, through agrarian reforms and the recognition of indigenous peoples' rights.