|Indigenous Issues UN expert urges Peru's Government to dialogue with Amazon's indigenous peoples|
|Tuesday, 16 de June de 2009|
Special Rapporteur on indigenous people urges Government of Peru to
The Special Rapporteur
expresses his sincere condolences for the victims and their families.
"I urgently appeal to all concerned to avoid further violence and urge
State authorities to implement measures already in place, as well as adopt
all additional measures necessary, in accordance with international human
rights norms, to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the
affected indigenous peoples," said James Anaya. In addition, the Special
Rapporteur calls upon the State to seriously investigate all actions that
could indicate human rights violations and bring those responsible to
justice, as well as to ensure the non-repetition of similar acts.
Likewise, the Special Rapporteur stresses to the indigenous individuals
and peoples involved that their claims and protests should always be
carried out in a peaceful manner and with respect for the human rights of
The Special Rapporteur also calls upon all of those involved to explore
ways to reach an agreement based on dialogue, mutual understanding,
tolerance and respect for human rights. "I emphasize the need for the
Government and affected indigenous peoples to make renewed concerted
efforts toward a resolution to the conflicts in the region in an open and
transparent manner that facilitates dialogue, avoids violence, and
respects human rights".
The Special Rapporteur expresses his willingness to visit the country to
review the situation and contribute to the search for such a solution to
the conflicts in the region, within the terms of his mandate by the United
Nations Human Rights Council, to promote respect for the human rights of
Finally, the Special Rapporteur would like to express his concurrence with
the previous statements on this issue made by the Latin American Regional
Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights and by the Public Defender of Peru.
On 26 March 2008, the Human Rights Council appointed Professor S. James
Anaya (United States of America), for an initial period of three years.
Professor Anaya is the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and
Policy at the University of Arizona (United States).
For additional information on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur:
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