PANEL : Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Securing Pathways to Justice?
A panel discussion
The development of international legal norms regarding Indigenous peoples represents a crucial expression of the global community’s acknowledgment of Indigenous peoples’ rights regarding lands, traditional practices and language, spiritual knowledge, natural resources, civic recognition and cultural preservation. However, Indigenous peoples still face major challenges to ensure the rights they possess in theory are realized in practice at numerous levels.
Through a conversation among speakers coming from Indigenous organizations and the Inter-American human rights institutions, this conference aims to identify current legal and political challenges to the implementation of Indigenous people’s rights in the Americas. How have Indigenous peoples and organizations been battling to secure justice, security and recognition through the use of the Inter-American instruments and institutions? In particular, we explore advocacy strategies and diverse forms of resilience that Indigenous peoples have developed within the Inter-American System of Human Rights.
Composition of the Panel :
Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, McGhee Library (ICC301)
37th and O St., N.W., Washington