ECUADORIAN NGOS SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT

On August 8 and 9, Ecuador will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. With the support of the INHR, various Ecuadorian nongovernmental organisations have presented six alternative reports to the Committee exposing the human rights violations regarding the country’s indigenous peoples and as well as those of African descent.
Seguir leyendo

ECUADORIAN NGOS SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT

04/08/2017 - Por: INHR | Photo: Flickr/Fotografías nuevas

On August 8 and 9, Ecuador will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. With the support of the INHR, various Ecuadorian nongovernmental organisations have presented six alternative reports to the Committee exposing the human rights violations regarding the country’s indigenous peoples and as well as those of African descent.

The main themes addressed by the Ecuadorian civil societies in its alternative reports are:

  • Racial discrimination: the denial of indigenous weddings. This report was submitted by the Confederation of Peoples of Kichwa Nationality (ECUARUNARI) and the Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), with the support of the INHR.
  • Indigenous populations are isolated, threatened by clearing and illegal incarceration. This report was submitted by the Alejandro Labaka Foundation, Land is Life and Acción Ecológica, with the support of the INHR.
  • The exclusion and discrimination, in law and in practice, of the Afro-Ecuadorian population. This report was submitted by the Grupo de Pensiamento Afrodescendiente, with the support of the INHR.
  • Racial, economic and gender-based discrimination: the intersectionality of collective and individual exclusion of indigenous peoples. This report was submitted by Lourdes Tibán, with the support of the INHR.
  • The consequences of the mining companies’ actions on the human rights indigenous peoples, especially of indigenous women: the case of the Shuar people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This report was submitted by the Ecuadorian National Coalition of Women, with the support of the INHR.
  • The setbacks regarding the exercises of the rights of indigenous peoples: the symbolic cases of the the Kitu-kara and Montubio peoples. This report was submitted by the Kitu-Kara people, FIAN-Ecuador and the Inter-American Platform For Human Rights, Democracy And Development (PIDHDD), with the support of the INHR.

The examination will be broadcast on UNWebTV. You can also follow the live coverage on our Twitter account: @RIDH_INHR.