Cancún, 30 November, 2010. Indigenous delegates representing more than 360 million indigenous people are calling for the Climate Change agreements to include a minimum set of proposals that should be considered inalienable because they are so


The Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, has made public his report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation, which follows a visit to the


After being forcibly removed from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana in 20002, the Bushmen won a historic victory on 13 December 2006, when Botswana's High Court ruled that their eviction by the government was ‘unlawful and


The following statement has been issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples GENEVA (9 August 2010)


Indigenous peoples of Kamchatka are concerned by the address of the Legislative Assembly of Kamchatka Krai to the Minister of regional development B.F. Basargin. In this address he proposed five southern districts of Kamchatka (Elizovskiy,


RusHydro, the Russian energy company planning to build the controversial Evenkiiskaya hydroelectric dam in Krasnoyarsk region has announced that it will not decide this year whether or not to go ahead with the plan.

ODECOFROC has the pleasure to announce its new English blog: "Mining and Indigenous Rights in the Cordillera del Condor of Peru: indigenous Awajun and Wampis fighting for the survival of their lifes, cultures and destinies":

Twenty years ago, on 26 March 1990, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee) ruled that Canada had violated the human rights of the Lubicon Cree, an Indigenous people who have lived for centuries in what is now the province of


A new documentary by Odecofroc and IWGIA on the Awajún and their struggle to protect their ancestral territory The Awajun people have inhabited the Amazon rainforest since time immemorial, living in harmony with - and respectful of - nature. This


The special commission appointed last year to investigate last June's deadly confrontation between National Police and indigenous protesters at Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon handed in a final report over the New Year holiday, endorsed by the



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