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Laws Needed to Enforce U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Legal Experts

World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, UnitedNations, indigneous rights )

- 1956 days ago -
Not a single country in the world is living up to the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and it's time for governments to pass laws incorporating the tenets of Free, Prior and Informed Consent that the docu


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pam w (139)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:04 pm
Yes....well.....a LOT of huge corporations will HATE such legislation because it will stand in their way!

Bianca D (87)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:28 am
No wonder the indigenous peoples of the world say they are the victims of genocide.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:27 am
Of course there need to be laws that are actually enforceable that protect the rights of indigenous people around the world. But, as pam w. stated above, corporations will not 'allow' this to happen when it stands in the way of their profits. And guess who controls more and more of our law-making bodies with all their corporate campaign donations? Overturn Citizens United-is the first step to any fair laws ever being created.

Here's a link to an interesting article about the uprising of the 'First Australians',a new documentary that's coming out about the plight of the indigenous people of that continent.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:00 am
What's more important, human rights or maximum profit?

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
So, will any laws that are written have the ability to supersede the TPP if it's passed? The Trans-Pacific Partnership will allow countries to take land away from property owners via eminent domain. That's one of the many reasons that so many are fighting against it. And The Powers That Be are discussing this "behind closed doors," because it's a worldwide corporate coup.

Second, Linda (above) commented on the fact that we need to get rid of Citizen's United. Anyone who wants to get involved---this is a massive undertaking by They are working to get Congress to amend the constitution to eliminate the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS. They've had success in many towns & cities throughout America, and have at least a dozen states signed on. I went to a meeting here in my town several months ago. They are an active grassroots organization that needs volunteers.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:19 pm
Let's hope this works.

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thanks Cal.

Roger G (148)
Friday November 8, 2013, 2:06 pm
noted, thanks

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:01 pm
Gee, that is really too bad. We happen to be fresh out of lawmakers who can actually pass legislation right now. OK, I am exaggerating, but we certainly do not have enough like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Mark Udall, Heidi Heitkamp and Michael Bennet. (And there are more, this was just off the top of my head.) And, what Lois said.

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:25 am
Noted, thanks.
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