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A United Nations expert urged Argentina to strengthen its measures to protect the human rights of indigenous peoples Print
08 December 2011

2011-janaya-argentinaA United Nations expert urged Argentina to strengthen its measures to protect the human rights of indigenous peoples as well as their rights to land ownership and education, adding that a mechanism to establish dialogue between them and the Government is urgently needed.

“A central preoccupation expressed by indigenous leaders during my visit was the lack of judicial security over their land ownership rights and in particular the various problems and delays they face regarding their properties,” said UN Special Rapporteur on indigenous rights James Anaya after his 11-day visit to the country..

Many of the land disputes, Mr. Anaya noted, have occurred between indigenous groups and private companies – in particular excavating firms – which have been enabled by judicial authorities.

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