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Seminar EMPI VI on indigenous peoples

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[/vc_column_text][gravityform id=”6″ title=”false” description=”false” ajax=”false”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Human Rights Integration network is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Sixth Multidisciplinary Meeting on Indigenous Peoples. The theme is “Tensions and opportunities generated by the inter-relation between indigenous and non-indigenous views”.

After centuries of marginalization and discrimination, the human rights of indigenous peoples have been internationally recognized. Nonetheless, on the ground, indigenous peoples still face violations of their most basic rights, often in relation to their land and natural resources. This creates tensions between
indigenous peoples and other actors, as illustrated by the claims of the  apuche people in Chile and the Kichwa in Ecuador for respect of their right to determine freely their own development model.

However, the inter-relations between indigenous and non-indigenous views may also create opportunities, as evidenced by the participation of indigenous organizations in the drafting process of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Opportunities may also arise out of responses
to tensions, such as the dialogue process started by the Peruvian government after the indigenous mobilization in Bagua. This resulted in the adoption of the law of consultation, Peru becoming the first Latin American country to incorporate this right into its domestic legislation.

The interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous visions can be approached from different levels, from the local to the global. The actors vary according to the interests at stake. From a local perspective, state entities and NGOs will be involved, while from a more global perspective, international financial and non-financial institutions and transnational corporations will be prominent actors. All these actors wield an influence, positive or negative, on indigenous peoples, and vice versa.

Given the amplitude of this topic, some of these tensions and opportunities can be explored more specifically in relation to the following themes:
– Extractivism and socio-cultural damages in indigenous territories.
– Systems of protection of human rights and indigenous perspectives.
– Applying indigenous law in a pluralistic context.
– Indigenous peoples as users of human rights.

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