CONAIE is the largest indigenous organization in Ecuador and was organized in order to promote the consolidation of indigenous peoples. CONAIE’s political agenda includes the strengthening of a positive indigenous identity, recuperation of land rights, environmental sustainability, opposition to neoliberalism and rejection of U.S. military involvement in South America
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DPLF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., working to strengthen the rule of law and promote respect for human rights in Latin America through applied research, strategic alliances with actors in the region, advocacy activities and the effective communication of our message.
WGIA supports indigenous peoples’ struggle for human rights, self-determination, right to territory, control of land and resources, cultural integrity, and the right to development. IWGIA works at local, regional and international levels to further the understanding and knowledge of, and the involvement in, the cause of indigenous peoples through documentation and dissemination of information, International…
On April 27, 2013, Tahoe Resources’ private security opened fire on peaceful protesters outside the Escobal silver mine, in the municipality of San Rafael las Flores in southeastern Guatemala. The seven victims, allegedly shot at close range and while attempting to flee, have filed a lawsuit in Canadian courts against the company for its role in the violence.
Indigenous forms of imparting justice in Guatemala have become a point of controversy between Mayan communities and the government. This article is the first of three in-depth reports by Luc’a Escobar into Mayan community justice, its norms, its values, and its controversies.
This section highlightes the key cases in minority rights. The cases are drawn from the European, Inter-American and African regional systems as well as UN Treaty bodies, and are listed in chronological order.