Thursday, 25 October 2007

Brown urged to ratify convention protecting tribal ownership of land

Filed under: Indigenous Peoples,News Watch Blog — Catherine Morris @ 09:01 PDT

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been urged to ratify an international convention to protect tribal ownership of land.

He was presented with a letter by the president of a Brazil partner to the Catholic Aid Agency CAFOD, urging him to take action.

Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, president of CAFOD partner Hutukara, was on a visit to the UK to highlight the plight of the Yanomami people and ask the UK government to ratify an international convention (ILO169), which seeks to protect tribal ownership of land.

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