RAPPORT : State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012

Le rapport State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012 publié par Minority Rights Group International est paru le 28 juin 2012.

Le communiqué de presse général (ENG)

« State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012 provides concrete evidence of how the generation of vast revenues from logging and dams, oil and mineral extraction, coastal tourism, fish farming, conservation parks and large-scale agriculture, is often at the expense of the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.

‘Many communities have their lands and natural resources stolen from them simply because they are minorities,’ says Mark Lattimer, MRG’s Executive Director. ‘Indigenous peoples and minorities are in a weak or vulnerable enough position that governments and foreign corporations can take away what they have, knowing there will be few repercussions. Resource development often leads to violations of their human rights. In some cases, it is now a threat to their very existence.’

The report says that despite a wave of new commitments from governments and corporations, the revenues from natural resource development continue to flow out of the regions where poor communities live, while the harms stay behind.

In India, 40–50 per cent of those displaced by dam development projects were Adivasi tribal people. In the Ahwazi-Arab minority region of Khuzestan in Iran, where 90 per cent of the country’s oil revenues originate, minority communities live in poverty and suffer ill health from the pollution by the industry of the Karoon River ». Lire la suite

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Télécharger le rapport : State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012 (PDF)

Communiqué de presse-Afrique (ENG)

Communiqué de presse- Asie du Sud Est (ENG)

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