07/05/2013 / Survival and CIMI call upon IACHR to save the Aw‡

Survival and CIMI call upon IACHR to save the Aw‡

Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Law, Sustainable Development, 07/05/2013

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Americas’ leading human rights body, has received an urgent petition from Survival International (RLA 1989) and Brazilian indigenous rights organization CIMI (of which Erwin Kräutler, RLA 2010, is the president) to save Earth’s most threatened tribe from illegal invaders on their land.

“Brazil’s government must show that it really can protect its most vulnerable citizens, the Awá, from the crooks who are destroying the rainforest. If South America’s largest nation, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, hasn’t the strength to do this, then all minorities there should be worried. The Awá are threatened with extinction, the time for action is now.” (Survival International’s Director Stephen Corry)

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