Press Releases

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...
 June 10, 2010  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe filed a lawsuit today to stop an Act of Congress that threatens to take a fund of money belonging to the Timbisha Shoshone and the Western Shoshone Nation as a whole.   printable version of the press releaseJoe Kennedy, Chairman of...
 The Indian Law Resource Center, Michael Kirby, and John Dugard are being recognized for "significantly advancing human rights under law for victimized groups" and will share the prestigious $500K Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize.The Indian Law Resource Center is one of three winners...
Indigenous leaders and government officials from 29 countries meet on a proposed legal framework for protecting economic, cultural and political rights.   OPENING STATEMENT of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the XII Meeting of Negotiations in the Quest for Points of Consensus of the Working Group...
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...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Indigenous leaders and organizations from Peru, Brazil and Bolivia will testify Nov. 2 before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the harmful effects of development on their lands.The commission is a body of the Organization of American States that considers cases...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Leonardo A. Crippa, Staff Attorney (202) 547 2800 ext. 105; lcrippa@indianlaw.orgWASHINGTON, 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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Leonardo A. Crippa, Staff Attorney  (202) 547-2800, lcrippa@indianlaw.orgWASHINGTON, D.C. - Indigenous leaders from North, Central, and South America met with government and Organization of American States (OAS) functionaries March 18-20 to ask for...

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