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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights: the Brazilian Indigenous Movement before International Courts and Tribunals

Friday 25 June 2021
Virtual Event

The Brazilian indigenous movement has, through APIB (‘Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Articulation’), coordinated different efforts to protect indigenous communities in their historic struggle. There are, today, a number of international instruments that protect Brazilian indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and to traditionally-occupied territories (including the ILO Convention 169, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). However, advancing globalization of commercial and financial markets have fueled Brazilian conservative movements that aim to dismantle these protections, weakening the political participation of Brazilian indigenous peoples.

Due to this domestic context, international law and organizations have become APIB’s preferred advocacy venues to uphold indigenous rights. International courts and tribunals play a crucial role to when state-parties to international human rights instruments are persecuting critics and are no longer willing to protect the rights of minorities.

Mr. Maurício Terena will provide an overview of APIB litigation and advocacy before international courts and tribunals, highlighting the key role of strategic litigation involving  human rights and international criminal law.


Event Details


Date & Time: Friday, 25 June @ 5pm - 7pm CEST

Location: Zoom (meeting link will be provided upon registration)

Registration is required! Click here to register.

The event will take place in Portuguese with live interpretation.

This event is organized in the context of the IBA ICC Moot Court Competition.

IBA ICC Moot Court Competition
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