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In July 1983 in Sri Lanka, state-sponsored violence and undermining of democracy led to lengthy civil war and widespread suffering. Thirty years later, it would appear that many have failed to learn from the past.
Botswana’s government has prevented a UK lawyer from entering the country to represent Kalahari Bushmen in a High Court hearing about the tribe’s access to their ancestral land.
A delegation of Ye’kuana and Sanema Indians have travelled to Venezuela’s capital to express their fears about the devastating effects mining is having on their land.
The UN has marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating his 95th birthday and his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation.
The US government is ignoring a judge’s order to end invasive genital searches on detainees who want to meet or speak with their lawyers, sats Reprieve.
An object sacred to the Hopi people has been returned after dozens of katsinam (‘friends’) were sold at a Paris auction house despite repeated requests and litigation.
An Amnesty International petition calls on the European Commission to take action to end continuing discrimination against Roma people across Europe.
A Guarani Indian man was killed on 12 June in southern Brazil, reportedly by gunmen working for the cattle ranchers who have occupied his community’s land.
Brazil’s head of indigenous affairs has resigned, citing ill health. Her resignation follows the police killing of a Terena Indian and moves against indigenous rights.