UN Expert Urges Consistent Policies for US on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at ISHR has been following with interest the official visit of Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,  the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, to the United States, especially in light of development in Standing Rock. The Special Rapporteur's conclusions and recommendations are of crucial importance, especially regarding energy development projects and how they affect indigenous peoples in this country.

Ms. Tauli-Corpuz carried out an official visit to the United States of America from February 22 to March 3, 2017 to study the human rights situation of indigenous peoples, in particular with regard to energy development projects, and to follow up on key recommendations made by her predecessor, James Anaya.

Click here to read the full statement of the Special Rapporteur.