A year ago on 5 June 2009, Peru witnessed the tragic results of ignoring the claims of its Indigenous population. Near Bagua 33 people died and at least 200 people were injured after police intervened to end protests by Indigenous people. A year on, the approval of the Law on Consultation demonstrates that concerted efforts are needed to address the history of violations of Indigenous Peoples rights in Peru. The victims of the violence in Bagua are still waiting for justice as well as for their rights to be protected and fulfilled.
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