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This database contains Annual Thematic Reports, Country Reports, Statement and Messages, Comments on Legislation and Expert Testimony of the current and all previous three Special Rapporteurs appointed by the Commission on Human Rights.

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Special Rapporteur
Year Title Activity Country Special Rapporteur
2022 COP27: Urgent need to respect human rights in all climate change action, say UN experts Statement & Message International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Human Rights Council Concludes Fifty-First Regular Session after Adopting 41 Texts Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 UN expert praises older women’s resilience in the face of ongoing emergency challenges Statement & Message International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Brazil: UN experts call for peaceful elections Press Release Brazil Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Visit to Costa Rica – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Country Visit Costa Rica Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Protected areas and indigenous peoples’ rights: the obligations of States and international organizations - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Annual Thematic Report International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Indigenous women and the development, application, preservation and transmission of scientific and technical knowledge Annual Thematic Report International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Sri Lanka: UN human rights experts condemn repeated use of emergency measures to crackdown on protests Press Release Sri Lanka Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 States must ensure leadership roles for indigenous women: UN experts Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Colombia: Extreme risks for rights defenders who challenge corporate activity Press Release Colombia Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Nicaragua: UN experts denounce arbitrary shutdown of civil society organisations Press Release Nicaragua Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Kenya: UN expert hails historic ruling awarding reparations to Ogiek indigenous peoples Press Release Kenya Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 UN General Assembly must affirm right to healthy environment: UN experts Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Brazil: “Poison package” draft bill on pesticides will undermine rights protection say UN experts Press Release Brazil Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Tanzania: UN experts warn of escalating violence amidst plans to forcibly evict Maasai from ancestral lands Press Release Tanzania Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Environment: Millions of lives at stake amid unprecedented challenges – UN experts Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at Stockholm 50+ Statement & Message International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Colombia: UN expert says killings of Nasa indigenous human rights defenders, including children, must stop immediately Press Release Colombia Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Ukraine: Protecting life must be a priority - UN human rights experts Press Release Ukraine Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Indonesia: UN experts sound alarm on serious Papua abuses, call for urgent aid Press Release Indonesia Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 UN experts call for end to Russian aggression against Ukraine and urgent protection of human rights Press Release Russian Federation Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Amicus Curiae to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the case Comunidades y Rondas Campesinas de Cajamarca y sus líderes v. Peru Expert Testimony Peru Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 USA: Evictions of indigenous Nooksack must stop – UN experts  Press Release United States of America Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2022 Sweden: Open pit mine will endanger indigenous lands and the environment – UN experts Press Release Sweden Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Expert testimony to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of the Maya Kaqchikel Indigenous Peoples of Sumpango and Others vs. Guatemala Expert Testimony Guatemala Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 The right to freedom of religion or belief and the right to live free from violence and discrimination based on SOGI are both built on a promise of human freedom  Statement & Message International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Joint Statement by UN human rights experts for World Environment Day  Statement & Message International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 The Magnitude and Scope of Inequalities Created and Exacerbated by COVID-19 Is Truly Shocking, High Commissioner Tells Human Rights Council Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Time for UN to formally recognise right to clean, healthy environment - experts  Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2021 Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Indigenous Peoples still face severe challenges due to COVID-19  Press Release International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Thailand: UN experts warn against heritage status for Kaeng Krachan national park Press Release Thailand Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Philippines: Drop murder charge against indigenous rights defender, UN experts urge Press Release Philippines Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Peru: Clean up oil pollution in indigenous communities before allowing more drilling, UN experts urge Press Release Peru Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Myanmar: Military must restore democracy, allow people to protest and express themselves, say UN experts Press Release Myanmar Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Mexico: UN and regional experts call for peace after violent election campaign Press Release Mexico Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Indonesia: UN experts flag rights concerns over $3bln tourism project Press Release Indonesia Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Honduras must stop criminalising defence of indigenous rights, say UN experts Press Release Honduras Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Guatemala: Stop treating indigenous human rights defenders like criminals – UN experts Press Release Guatemala Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 End of mission statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Francisco Calí Tzay at the conclusion of his visit to Costa Rica Statement & Message Costa Rica Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Costa Rica: Urgent reforms needed on indigenous peoples' rights, says UN expert Press Release Costa Rica Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 UN expert on indigenous peoples’ rights to visit Costa Rica Press Release Costa Rica Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Colombia: UN experts are outraged by killing of indigenous leader and community members Press Release Colombia Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
2021 Colombia: UN and OAS experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests, urge a thorough and impartial investigation Press Release Colombia Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 UN experts call on Canada, Holy See to investigate mass grave at indigenous school Press Release Canada Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Brazil: UN experts deplore attacks by illegal miners on indigenous peoples; alarmed by mercury levels Press Release Brazil Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Brazil: Supreme Court must uphold indigenous land rights – UN expert Press Release Brazil Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 UN experts call for halt to contentious tourism resort in Bangladesh Press Release Bangladesh Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay
2021 Indigenous peoples and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery Annual Thematic Report International Prof. José Francisco Calí Tzay