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Author and Spokespeople
Information about Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz can be found here.
Information about all spokespeople involved can be found here.
Featured quotes from all spokespeople can be found here.
Read the press statement here.
COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
* Denotes countries for which photo and audio testimony is available.
“What's happening across the world is nothing less than a systemic attack on peasant communities and Indigenous Peoples” – Andrew Anderson, Executive Director, Front Line Defenders
“What happened when the Seko indigenous people in Indonesia rejected the development of a hydropower plant” – Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN)
“A lawyer’s nightmare: What I faced when I defended Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Liberia from false charges” – Alfred Brownell, Lead Campaigner, Green Advocates and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Northeastern University School of Law
“We will not tire: Taking the struggle of land and environment defenders to the corridors of power” – Ben Leather, Senior Campaigner, Global Witness
“How legal and police systems across the Amazon criminalize environmental activists and Indigenous Peoples” – Moira Birss, Communications Manager, Amazon Watch
“The Philippines may be shooting the messengers, but indigenous activists will not be silenced” – Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
“Colombia’s new president must act to stop the killings of indigenous, Afro-descendant, and peasant community leaders” – Omaira Bolaños, Latin America Director, Rights and Resources Initiative