IACHR: New report on extractive industries and indigenous peoples' rights

A report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on extractive industries and its impact on the human rights of indigenous peoples and Afro-decendent communities was presented on April 6, 2016. 

The report establishes that extractive exploitation and development activities in Latin America are generally implemented in the lands and territories of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendent communities.

It highlights the breadth and complexity of the problems caused by extractive and development activities in the region on those communities, and set forth a comprehensive framework of inter-american human rights standards on the subject. 

The production of the report has been supported by IWGIA. 

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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

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IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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