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The Human Rights of the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island: Report of the international Observers’ Mission to Rapa Nui, August 2011

The purpose of this Report, which has as background the recent events concerning the acts of police violence and criminalization of the territorial claims of the Rapa Nui peoples which occurred in the years 2010 and 2011, is to assess the human rights situation of the Rapa Nui people.

This document corresponds to the Report prepared by a group of observers from different latitudes and disciplines, including Clem Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, Canada; Alberto Chirif, Anthropologist and Researcher, IWGIA, Peru; and Nin Tomas, Associate Professor of Law and Researcher in the area of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

For its preparation, the observers visited Easter Island and Santiago, the capital of Chile, in the month of August 2011, where they held meetings with traditional authorities and Rapa Nui organizations, Chilean authorities, Mapuche indigenous organizations and human rights entities.

 


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Publisher: IWGIA

2012 December
Observatorio Ciudadano
38 pages
ISBN: 978-87-92786-27-2