CNPI approves resolution calling for the repeal of Decree 303


Aug 30 2012

CNPI approves resolution calling for the repeal of Decree 303

The plenary of the National Indigenous Policy (CNPI) approved unanimously on Thursday, 30, a resolution recommending to the Attorney General of the Union (AGU) to repeal the Decree 303. The decision shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Still on the evening of Thursday, the indigenous flock with the President of the Supreme Court (STF), Minister Carlos Ayres Brito, when will deliver a copy of the resolution and report the consequences of the Ordinance which has caused much apprehension in indigenous communities and generated a climate of legal uncertainty and political.

Decree 303 of AGU was rejected even by the Government bench. Representatives of the ministries of Justice, the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Cabinet of institutional security, Ministry of defence and Civil House, among others, accompanied the natives in their placement, which demonstrates the concern of indigenous leaders is shared by representatives governamentamentais.


It was considered, according to the resolution, the opinion of indigenous leaders about the effects of Decree 303, based on the perspective that the CNPI is a space for dialogue between indigenous peoples and the federal Government. However, other arguments have been raised. Among them is the Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which requires prior consultation and informed the affected communities by legislative and administrative measures that affect them, ignored by Ordinance.




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