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TPP Threatens Indigenous Land Rights Says the UN
 
U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Photo: EFE
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The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.


 

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TPP Threatens Indigenous Land Rights Says the UN
 
U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Photo: EFE
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The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.


 

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
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TPP Threatens Indigenous Land Rights Says the UN
 
U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Photo: EFE
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Published 18 February 2016
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60459
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The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english
TPP Threatens Indigenous Land Rights Says the UN

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U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
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U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Photo: EFE
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Published 18 February 2016
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The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english

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The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.
 
According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.
 
This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.
 
Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.
 
Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.
 
IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People
 
The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.
 
Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.
 
Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.
 
The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.
 
This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 

 

 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/englishThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.
 
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Joan Russow  Global Compliance Research
Excellent article 
There are so many systemic constraints along with the TPP, which undermine indigenous rights. The failure of a few states to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and even when UNDRIP is adopted by states, they claim it is not legally binding and fail to enact the necessary legislation to ensure compliance. In addition states claim that Article 19 (free prior informed consent) does not really mean consent. Even though in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Article 31- 
SECTION 3. INTERPRETATION OF TREATIES 
Article 31, GENERAL RULE OF INTERPRETATION 1.
A treaty shall be interpreted in good faith in accordance with the ordinary meaning to be given to the terms of the treaty in their context and in the light of its object and purpose

Therefore “consent” in its ordinary meaning means consent.

 

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/englishThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

 

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/englishThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.
According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english

 

The trade agreement signed earlier in February will have a devastating effect on Indigenous people, the last guardians of our natural world.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

According to Tauli-Corpuz, the major issue with the TPP is “the clause of non-discrimination between a local and an international investor ... (it) grants more rights to transnational firms, often at the expense of indigenous rights,” she said in an interview with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands.

Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said.

Tauli-Corpuz condemned the International Labor Organization for not having a strong program in place in each member state to monitor the effective implementation of U.N. Convention No. 169 on indigenous rights.

IN DEPTH: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Putting Profit Above People

The U.N. expert mentioned the case of Ecuador, where oil giant Chevron-Texaco was sentenced to clean up the area after it had caused serious environmental damage between the 1964 and the 1992 as an example of the risks of not having proper monitoring programs in place. And despite the ruling, the multinational oil company has not complied and instead continues to delay action through court appeals, in which they are attempting to place the blame on the Ecuadorean state.

Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights, she insisted, adding that even if states implement policies to protect human rights, companies may challenge them at court with the support of such trade agreements.

Leaked documents suggest the trade deal is one of the most brutal ever as it benefits multinational corporations to the detriment of workers, consumers, health care and the environment.

The secretive and controversial TPP was signed Feb. 4, but still requires ratification by congresses and parliaments of the countries involved, which are the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru Singapore, and Vietnam.



This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, better known as the TPP, seriously threatens indigenous land rights, as well as the natural resources they preserve, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: 
 "http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TPP-Threatens-Indigenous-Land-Rights-Says-the-UN-20160218-0042.html". If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english

 

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