Une analyse du récent rapport publié par James Anaya, rapporteur spécial sur les droits des peuples autochtones consacré à la situation des autocbtones de Namibie a récemment été mise en ligne sur le site de l’Open Society Insitute for Southern Africa (OSISA). Le commentaire publié par Delme Cupido en anglais et intitulé “Namibia still failing indigenous peoples” revient sur les quatres thèmes principaux couverts dans le rapport : territoire et ressources, participation et auto-gouvernance, éducation et santé.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’, Professor James Anaya, has just released the official report from his historic mission to Namibia in September 2012 to investigate the situation of the country’s indigenous peoples – and it does not pull any punches.
While Professor Anaya is at pains to praise the Namibian government for some of the progressive policy and legislative steps it has taken with regard to the San, his report, nonetheless, provides a glimpse of the extreme poverty, discrimination and exclusion that continue to haunt indigenous tribes in Namibia – and makes it clear that the authorities need to take a series of important steps in order to meaningfully improve their lives.
The Indigenous Rights Programme of OSISA – working with two of our grantees, the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) and the Working Group on Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA) – supported the San and other marginalised indigenous community representatives to meet with Anaya during his mission to voice their concerns. Without OSISA’s involvement, it is likely that the Special Rapporteur would have heard from a far smaller group of indigenous people – and would have left with a far less accurate picture of their situation.
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