U.N. declares stagnation of Indigenous rights in Bolivia

Posted on March 21, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Indigenous Issues

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, denounced a “stagnation” of the rights of indigenous peoples in Bolivia, in a report from his office in that country presented on Wednesday in Geneva. They “showed stagnation, particularly regarding the right of consultation on projects and administrative or legislative measures which may affect” the Indians, says the report submitted to the Human Rights Council. Pillay recommended to Bolivia, where President Evo Morales belongs to this community, ensuring the right of consultation “in order to obtain their free, prior and informed (…) as established by the Constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. ” Read Article

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