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U’wa Nation’s official Position Paper on the Consulta Previa: The Historical and Legal Arguments behind their Case

October 12, 2006 | Report

In this monumental document, the U’wa Indigenous Peoples of Colombia outline their legal ownership to their land, including sub-surface rights, and they call on the Colombian government to cancel Ecopetrol's Siriri/Catleya Oil Project on their Ancestral Land. The document is 42 pages long and is in Spanish.  [...]More »

Choque de Culturas- Los Reclamos de Indígenas que Defienden sus Territorios Sagrados Están Frenando Proyectos de Infraestructura y Exploración Petrolera ¿Qué hay detrás del debate legal?

October 7, 2006 | Semana

Es como si la historia se repitiera. Durante la conquista, Occidente atropellaba al nuevo mundo con caballos y armaduras y los indígenas se defendían con arcos y flechas. [...]More »

International Verification Mission to Colombia to Monitor the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples

September 30, 2006 | Campaign Update

Due to the worsening human rights situation facing Indigenous People in Colombia the National Indigenous Peace Council (Consejo Nacional Indígena de Paz - CONIP) convened an independent and international mission to follow up on the recommendations made in 2004 by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Issues, Rodolfo Stavenhagen. [...]More »

MIV Report on Tierra Atla

September 29, 2006 | Campaign Update

International Verification Mission of the Humanitarian and Human Rights Situation of the Embera Katio Indigenous Peoples in Tierra Alta, Córdoba Introduction As past of the International Verification Mission, a group of seven international delegates, representatives of NGOs from Spain, France, Belgium, Canada, and the United States visited the municipality of Tierra Alta (Córdoba) between September 20th and 23 [...]More »

MIV Report on Sierra Nevada

September 29, 2006 | Campaign Update

International Verification Mission on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation for Indigenous People in Colombia Report from the Commission to the Sierra Nevada region September 21 - 23, 2006 The International Verification Mission (MIV), which visited Indigenous Peoples in the Sierra Nevada Region of Colombia, included the following organisations:  Representatives from the Diplomatic Corps: [...]More »

MIV Report on Guaviare

September 29, 2006 | Campaign Update

International Verification Mission on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia  Report from the Commission to Guaviare27 September, 2006 During the visit the commission met with members from Nukak-Makú and Guayabero communities, representatives from the Colombian government and State authorities, and members of the civil society in San José del Guaviare. [...]More »

MIV Report on Cauca

September 29, 2006 | Campaign Update

REPORT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL VERIFICATION MISSION TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF CAUCASEPTEMBER 21-23, 2006 The International Verification Mission was made up of four delegations from different countries, individuals, and international and national nongovernmental organizations. [...]More »

MIV Report on Arauca

September 29, 2006 | Campaign Update

International Verification Mission on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation for Indigenous People in Colombia  Verification Commission to Arauca The verification commission responsible for visiting eastern Colombia was made up of representatives from Inter Pares (Canada), CONAIE (Ecuador), Sarayaku Delegation (Ecuador), Human Rights Everywhere (Norway), Amazon Watch (USA), Native Women’s Associatio [...]More »

Indígenas U´wa, Entre el Petróleo y la Guerra

September 21, 2006 | Caracol Radio

El conflicto armado y la explotación petrolera presionan la situación de indígenas U´wa en Arauca denuncia Misión Internacional que vista el país. "Hay muchos pueblos que están en alto riesgo por la violencia del conflicto armado que esta afectando su territorio, su cultura y su manera de vivir, pero lo principal que está enfrentando el pueblo U´wa es la presión que esta recibiendo de parte de Ecopetr [...]More »

Longing for Home: Return of Land to Colombia's Internally Displaced Population

September 1, 2006 | Report

As some 30,000 paramilitaries are demobilized in Colombia, little discussion has taken place about what will happen to the land they stole through violence. LAWGEF's new report, Longing for Home, calls for steps to return land to its original owners and provide other assistance to Colombia's massive internally displaced population.  [...]More »

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