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SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO VISIT BRAZIL


13 August 2008

Geneva: - -At the invitation of the Government, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, S. James Anaya, will visit Brazil, 14-25 August. During the twelve-day official mission, the Special Rapporteur will travel to Brasilia and the states of Matto Grosso and Amazonas to hold discussions with government representatives, indigenous communities and civil society groups on the human rights of indigenous peoples. The Special Rapporteur will present the visit’s findings in a forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council.


For additional information on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, see the website: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/rapporteur/

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