Announcements

December 10, 2010WASHINGTON, D.C. --  The international community should be outraged by the human rights violations taking place on Rapa Nui Island, also known as "Easter Island," according to experts at the Indian Law Resource Center.!>A long history of dispute over indigenous rights and...
 Washington D.C.November 30 to December 2, 2009Ambassador Jose E. Pinelo, Dr. Luis Toro of the Department of International Law, Maria Juliana Ruiz, Committee Secretary, Isabel Madariaga of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, distinguished representatives of States of the Organization of...
November 20, 2009The Onondaga Nation has used its historic land rights to achieve a huge victory in protecting Onondaga Creek and Onondaga Lake from sewage, storm water, and other pollution.  On November 16, the Nation celebrated the federal court approval of a negotiated agreement that uses green...
The OAS held a special session on November 11th to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the 40th anniversary of the American Convention on Human Rights, and the 30th anniversary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.Armstrong Wiggins, Director of...
Statement issued by the Indian Law Resource Center and Métis National Council SUMMARY * The OAS and OAS member states must respect indigenous human rights and adopt a* strong American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. * The OAS must hold...

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