Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – binding regulation on corporate behaviour the “big picture” in protecting the rights of indigenous peoples

See Video (Part 3) World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (Preparatory process) – General Assembly Informal interactive hearings

18 Jun 2014 – – Panel discussion: Indigenous priorities for sustainable development – Closing

Summary

The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has spoken of her support for binding standards whilst speaking at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Interactive Dialogue.

The newly appointed, Vicky Tauli Corpuz, described the lack of proper international regulation on corporate behaviour a “major issue” for indigenous peoples, who are increasingly victims of human rights abuses by corporate entities which they cannot control. The Special Rapporteur then called on states and indigenous peoples to work together to rectify this.

You can watch the full statement here (The Special Rapporteur begins her statement at 7:30 min and speaks on corporate regulation at 19:23 min).

“[Ecuador’s resolution is] a major step because it brings back again the need to have stronger recommendations and regulations that will control the behaviour and regulate the behaviour of major economic entities that are now defining what development should be in our communities.”

— Vicky Tauli Corpuz – Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, speaking at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Interactive Dialogue

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