Public hearing to discuss the UN recommendations
MPF promotes public hearing to discuss the UN recommendations about Brazilian indigenous populations
Event will occur on November 10 and will bring together government agencies and Indigenous Ngos in Brasilia
With the objective of debating the situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil and seek practical solutions and forwards to the recommendations made to the Government of Brazil by the United Nations Organizations, the indigenous peoples and traditional communities of the Federal Prosecutor and the Federal citizens ‘ rights promote public hearing in Brasilia, on 10 November, at 1:00 pm.
The event will bring together indigenous peoples, public agencies and non-governmental organizations with expertise in the area to discuss, so as participatory and democratic means to achieve compliance with the guidelines made by the UN to Brazil. The participants of the debate will have space to present the actions taken by the institutions that represent and should enter into commitments about what can be done in the short, medium and long term to meet in full the recommendations of the United Nations.
Released in September, during the 33rd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, the report brought disturbing conclusions about the current situation of the indigenous peoples in Brazil. The document points out that these people are more vulnerable now than at any other time since the Constitution in 1988.
The work was a result of the mission to Brazil of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who was in the country in March this year to make a diagnosis of the indigenous situation and monitor the development of recommendations made by the UN in 2009, through its predecessor, James Anaya. During the mission, Victoria visited villages, communities, public institutions and bodies working in the theme.
Recommendations- On the basis of the comments made during the Mission in the country, the Special Rapporteur suggested a series of recommendations to the Brazilian Government, as the adoption of urgent measures to tackle the violence and discrimination against indigenous peoples; the strengthening of public institutions as the Funai; the training of public authorities, including high authorities of the Executive power and judges of first degree, considering its inappropriate application of doctrines that deny rights.
The UN also recommended that the State increase efforts on demarcation and protection of lands; allocate resources to improve access to justice; ensure meaningful participation and consultation, free, informed and good faith of indigenous peoples with respect to large or striking development projects and respect indigenous protocols for consultation and consent with respect to development issues; and ensure, in a participatory way, impact assessments and compensation for the damage caused.
Access the full report in Portuguese
Public hearing Situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil: the UN recommendations
Date: 11/10/2016, 1:00 pm
Location: JK Auditorium-Attorney General’s Office
Secretariat of Social Communication
Attorney General of the Republic