A/HRC/42/37/Add.1: Visit to Ecuador - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
04 July 2019
The report reviews the situation of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador on the basis of information received by the Special Rapporteur during her visit to the country between 19 and 29 November 2018.
The Special Rapporteur takes note of the current openness to dialogue between the Government and the indigenous peoples. The 2008 Constitution provides a good basis for moving towards a new plurinational and intercultural State model. It is imperative that the Government give priority to addressing structural problems, in particular by guaranteeing the indigenous peoples’ rights to their lands, territories and natural resources, to respect for their authorities and justice systems, to proper operationalization of consultations, and to intercultural implementation of their economic, social and cultural rights.
Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples