On april 28 and 29th, The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) examines the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by France. In this context, the ONAG, Organisation des Nations Autochtones de Guyane, presents its alternative report to the report submitted by France. This report was made with the help of Karine Rinaldi, expert on indigenous peoples rights: « In consideration of the Committee’s 86th Session, during which France’s report comprising its twentieth and twenty-first periodic reports will be reviewed, we wish to submit this alternative report, which focuses on the situation of the indigenous peoples of Guiana. Indeed, French legislation and institutional practices are contrary to the inherent rights of indigenous peoples and remain far from complying with the recommendations issued and reiterated by your honourable Committee with regard to the necessary recognition and implementation of the differentiated rights of these subjects of law. For this reason, we detail below the various violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination committed by the French State to the detriment of indigenous peoples ».
To download the Alternative report presented by ONAG: Alternative-Report