Mercosur - European Union Trade Agreement: Risks and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Tags: Land rights, Territorial Governance

In this report, we will see that the situation of the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities is at extreme risk of setback, especially as a result of a coalition of forces under the coordination of sectors interested in expanding the agricultural frontier over Indigenous Lands. The advantages that the Parties may eventually gain through the Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union will, conversely, be a disaster for the Indigenous Peoples and communities of Brazil.

The report is based on an analysis of academic literature, policy documents and legislation, documents produced by civil society (Indigenous, environmental and human rights organizations), and short interviews with key sources. 

The report was prepared by Ricardo Verdum, a social scientist, doctor in social anthropology from Latin America and the Caribbean. He is coordinator of the Indigenous Affairs Committee of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology.

 

STAY CONNECTED

About IWGIA

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

Indigenous World

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

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

Report possible misconduct, fraud, or corruption

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand