State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012
Minority Rights Group International, June 2012

This publication documents hundreds of case studies about marginalized groups who have been adversely affected by exploitation of the resources found on or under their ancestral lands. It also considers land rights around the world and examines the growing body of legal standards and jurisprudence in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights. Other issues addressed include: women’s land rights; corporate responsibility; case studies of resistance; overviews of the human rights situations of minorities and indigenous peoples in all major world regions; and People under Threat 2012, a statistical analysis and ranking of countries. The report calls for a new model of resource development “with identity”, including practices which respect the rights of indigenous and minority communities. Download the report [pdf] … Read the MRG press release …

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