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Letter from CERD requesting Brazil's response to previous requests for confirmation that non-indigenous occupants have been removed from the area, that violence against indigenous peoples has been halted, and that indigenous peoples' consent is being obtained prior to the undertaking of construction and national park projects in Raposa Serra do Sol.
Further to the submission of July 2009, (see related documents) this update reports that indigenous peoples' rights in Brazil are being seriously threatened. In addition, the Brazilian government has still failed to provide the full accounting of the status of the violent attacks against the indigenous peoples of Raposa, as requested by CERD.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme
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
regarding the situation of the Macuxi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Ingaricó and Patamona peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol, for consideration during CERD's 74th session as a part of its continuing review of the matter under early warning and follow-up procedures
Letter expresses CERD's continued concern about the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol, and requesting an update on measure taken to remove trespassers
(Annexing earlier communications of 4 and 15 April 2008)Update by the Rainforest Foundation, Forest Peoples Programme and Conselho Indígena de Roraima
Update on the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol since CERD's review in July 2007, and a request to the Committee to issue a final decision
Submission by the Conselho Indigena de Roraima, Forest Peoples Programme, Rainforest Foundation US and University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
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.
Requests further information on the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol in preparation for CERD's 71st session (July-August 2007)
To hold Brazil accountable for its failure to protect the fundamental rights of the Ingaricó, Wapichana, Patamona, Macuxi and Taurepang Indigenous Peoples of Northern
Letter from the UN Racial Discrimination Committee (CERD) to the Permanent Mission of Brazil
and Follow-Up on Brazil's State Party Report (CERD/C/431/Add.8)submitted by the Conselho Indígena de Roraima, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, The Rainforest Foundation US, and the Forest Peoples Programme