Human rights defenders lacked appropriate protection mechanisms to safeguard their lives and physical safety. The authorities failed to ensure effective investigations into threats and attacks against human rights defenders, particularly those working to defend Indigenous Peoples’ rights, their territory and the environment. Ongoing exclusion and discrimination exacerbated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Death penalty status
Abolitionist for all crimes
Does not use the death penalty
Analysis, opinion, personal stories and more.
Amazonian Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: ‘We’re not still waiting for help as we know it’ll never arrive’
Indigenous women demand more protection in decades-long fight for Amazon homelands
Americas: Human rights in the age of COVID-19: Blog #1
The risks women take to defend the environment and the rights of indigenous people
Reports, briefings, urgent actions and UN submissions