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Sumak Kawsay: The Sarayaku Case (short version)

The Sarayaku vs. Ecuador case began in 2003, when the Poeple of Sarayaku filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. They accused the Ecuadorian government of authorizing a petroleum company to explore for petroleum on their indigenous territory in the Amazon, in violation of their right to prior consultation.
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Lessons from the Sarayaku People for Other Indigenous Peoples

Dejusticia asks members of the Sarayaku People what lessons they can share with other indigenous people of the region.
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The meaning of Sumak Kawsay

Dejusticia asks members of the Sarayaku People what "sumak kawsay" means.
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What is most important for the Sarayaku People?

Dejusticia asks members of the Sarayaku People what is most important to them.
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Uruguay: the conspiracy of the reasonable people

In his poem “Los Conjurados (The Conspirators),” Borges pays homage to the birth of the Confederation of Switzerland. The poem says that in 1.291 “in the center of Europe, people were conspiring,” because “men of different lineages” made “the strange resolution of being reasonable”.
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Against reductionist visions of human rights

César Rodríguez Garavito answers Stephen Hopgood and Aryeh Neier, criticizing both sides of the debate due to a very simplistic point of view of the actors, the content and the strategies of the international human rights movement.
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Human Rights: one step forward, one step back

Government Santos has given human rights the attention that its predecessor had neglected them.
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From Rio to Catatumbo there are many differences

In his Op-Ed in El Espectador, César Rodríguez Garavito points out some lessons about the "Brazilian spring", which according to him, could be useful for the Colombian case. But Rodriguez's optimism and intense emotion contrast with the public perception regarding the protests led by farmers in Catatumbo.
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