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South American indigenous leaders bring evidence of human rights violations to the Inter-American Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Leonardo A. Crippa, Staff Attorney
(202) 547 2800 ext. 105; lcrippa@indianlaw.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Within the framework of the 134th Ordinary Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held in Washington DC, the Indian Law Resource Center and Andean indigenous organizations made presentations regarding different situations which systematically violate the human rights of indigenous peoples. 

Líderes Indígenas Destacan Violaciones de Derechos Humanos y la Necesidad de una Declaración Americana

PARA SU INMEDIATA DIFUSION                                              
26 de Marzo de 2009

Contacto: Leonardo A. Crippa
(202) 547-2800
lcrippa@indianlaw.org

Líderes Indígenas Destacan Violaciones de Derechos Humanos y la Necesidad de una Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

 

Chile has international responsibility to observe Rapa Nui human rights

December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON, 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 unresolved land issues escalated to violence on December 3, 2010.   Chilean police forcibly evicted members of the Tuko Tuki clan, which led to significant injuries for more than 20 members. The unarmed clan members were beaten and shot with rubber bullets.

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