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Op-Ed by Armstrong A. Wiggins

Ending poverty globally can only be accomplished if you are in conversation with the people who live in poverty.

, 04/07/2014 - 1:00pm

Coulter warns an FPIC approach to indigenous rights is backward, confusing, and can be a disservice to indigenous peoples.

, 01/30/2014 - 12:13pm

The World Bank held two critical meetings in Manila, Philippines, last month as part of its safeguard policies review process and its overall engagement with indigenous peoples. Center Senior Attorney Leonardo Crippa was invited to participate in the meetings as an expert on indigenous rights.

, 04/10/2013 - 7:32am

A delegation of leaders from Agua Caliente, a Maya Q’eqchi’ community in Guatemala, worked with the Center’s Washington, D.C. office in March to raise international awareness about a nickel mine that threatens to destroy their homelands.

, 04/10/2013 - 7:04am

Commentary by Robert T. Coulter on 2-year anniversary of U.S. endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

, 12/14/2012 - 5:17pm

by Karlya E. General - Though the federal government ended treaty-making with Native nations in 1871, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples presents a timely opportunity for Native nations and a tool that can be used to facilitate a new era of indigenous-State relations, including upholding treaty obligations and creating new legally enforceable government-to-government agreements.

, 08/31/2012 - 8:15am

by Karla E. General* - The Declaration recognizes and affirms the rights of indigenous peoples to their cultural, religious, and spiritual practices, to have private access to sacred sites, as well as to maintain and strengthen their spiritual relationship with their traditionally held lands, territories, waters and coastal seas and other resources.

, 04/16/2012 - 9:01pm

This article analyzes whether international tribunals can find Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) liable for human rights violations that occur in developing countries as a result of projects financed by these MDBs. It seeks to address the gap under international law concerning direct responsibility of MDBs, as well as to provide legal approaches for the progressive development of an applicable international legal framework. 

By: Leonardo Crippa
, 02/17/2012 - 1:36pm

by Jana Walker - Despite some strides in addressing violence against Native women, there is no doubt United States law falls far short of even the minimum human rights standards set forth in the UN Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples.  Considering the United States’ trust responsibility to Indian nations, coupled with the standards in the Declaration, it is imperative that the U.S. act now to end the epidemic of violence against Native women.

, 02/01/2012 - 10:10am

By Rachel Buxton for the Seminole Tribune  |  December 15, 2011

, 12/16/2011 - 5:43pm
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