Public Hearing on Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Brazil

26 Aug, 2022 | Press Releases

European Parliament, Brussels, 26 September 2022 (From: 17:45 to 19:00, Room: SPAAK 5B-01)

On 26 September the Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold a hearing on Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Brazil. The hearing will follow up Parliament’s call for indigenous peoples’ rights to be fully protected, including their land, territories and resources.

Speakers include Patxon Metuktire, Kayapó leader and representative of the Raoni Institute; Maurício Ye’kwana, Yanomami and Ye’kwana leader and director of Hutukara Association; Francisco Cali Tzay, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The focus will be on the challenges the EU should tackle as a priority, including criminalisation and systematic attacks against indigenous leaders, grabbing and environmental destruction, as well as participation by indigenous peoples in decisions that affect them.

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