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

April 24 2016
Report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights explores the impact on extractive industries on indigenous peoples

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. 

Read more about the report "Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Descendent Communities and Natural Resources: Human Rights Protection in the Context of Extraction, Exploitation, and Development Activities" on the IAHRC website: