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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) affirmed claims that the land rights of seven communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, were being violated by a Bank-funded wind power project. The Indian Law Resource Center filed a complaint on behalf of the communities in December, 2012, because the IDB failed...read more
The Commission on the Status of Women, when it addresses “empowerment of indigenous women” as a focus area at its sixty-first session in 2017, should ensure that both the selection of panelists for the discussion and the preparation of issue papers by the Secretariat are done in consultation and...read more
Create a permanent and regular status for indigenous peoples’ governing institutions within the United Nations system. Such a status would ensure indigenous governments are able to participate, at the very minimum, in all meetings of relevant UN bodies in a manner comparable to that exercised by...read more
The implementing and monitoring body for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples would encourage compliance with the obligations expressed in the Declaration. The body would have a mandate to receive relevant information, to share best practices, to issue reports, to make...read more
The UN Human Rights Council held its 33rd session on September 13-September 30 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Originally published on Rewire by Nicole Knight Shine - June 24, 2016 | The case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, hinged on whether the tribe had the authority to resolve civil lawsuits involving non-members—in this case, a $20 billion company—on Native lands.