Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon

by Asociacion Interamericana Para La Defensa Del Ambiente (AIDA)
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Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
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Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
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Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Mar 14, 2022

Ensuring State Accountability

Xingu river, photo credit: Nareeta Martin
Xingu river, photo credit: Nareeta Martin

In December 2021, AIDA held the first working meeting for the Belo Monte case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). This meeting was attended by Brazilian State officials who failed to explain how they have supported the communities affected by the Belo Monte dam.

AIDA, as representatives of the victims, presented a series of arguments that proved that the State has been failing to comply with the precautionary measures that should protect the indigenous peoples of the region.

As part of the arguments presented we provided evidence around:

  • Highlighting the existing issues of the consensus hydrograph, a provisional measure imposed by a judge in 2021 that indicated the need to implement it on a decaying energy production during 2021 and before February 2022, and that enough water should be release to maintain life in the river. We showed that the implementation of this plan will generate the death of the Xingu and the traditional way of life in the region.
  • Calling the attention to the vulnerability of the indigenous territories, which continue to be invaded and have not yet completed their demarcation process.
  • Mentioning the high deforestation rates since, within the six most deforested indigenous territories in the country, five are in the area impacted by the Belo Monte dam.

During the meeting, the IACHR mentioned the need for the State and the representatives of the victims to enter into agreements to better monitor the situation, and requested more detailed information from the State on the status of compliance with the precautionary measures.

We are confident that it was clear to the IACHR that the State did not comply with these measures, since the State only presented general information without details. Nor did it refute our main allegations of a humanitarian crisis in the area, intense deforestation, and the real risk of the hydrograph plan.

To strengthen our arguments, in February 2022 we sent a written report to the IACHR that substantiates and deepens the allegations made during the working meeting.

AIDA continues to support the communities affected and will monitored the advances of the IACHR recommendations closely.

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