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09/06/2017

“Indigenous and Environmental Rights under Attack in Brazil”

Human Wrongs Watch

8 June 2017 – Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, expressing concern over a Congressional report that accuses the UN of being “a confederation of non-governmental organizations influencing Brazilian policy.”

The Iguazu Falls, on the border between Brazil and Argentina. UN Photo/Mark Garten

“The rights of indigenous peoples and environmental rights are under attack in Brazil,” said the UN Special Rapporteurs on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, on human rights defenders, Michel Forst, and on the environment, John Knox, in a press release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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