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Human rights in Suriname

‘Development’ versus human rights: the fight for Suriname’s rainforests

Image (© 2018 Richard Price) Though Suriname’s Saamaka people have already achieved a remarkable victory at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees their right to their territory and the rainforests within it, the state’s continued push towards extractive development means their fight is far from over, writes Richard Price. Share this article:

Blackness

#PoTW: Visualising ‘blackness’ in Latin America and the Caribbean, 16th-19th centuries

In recent years, a rich wave of scholarship has been examining representations of ‘blackness’ in the visual cultures of the Atlantic world. It is an avenue of enquiry particularly germane to Latin America and the Caribbean, home to the world’s largest African diasporic populations, and allows us to understand how peoples of African descent and […]

Peru

#PoTW  Young lives at the outskirts of progress: a child-centred study of Indigenous exclusion and marginalisation in Amazonian Peru

When: 10 May 2018, 5.30–7.30pm Who: Institute of Latin American Studies, LSE, Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London Where: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU This talk by Dr Camilla Morelli, a social anthropology lecturer at Bristol University, examines the challenges faced by indigenous children and youth in Peru […]

Celebrating 10 years of indigenous peoples’ rights

Image: Mural at the Centro Utopia, cultural centre of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) On 17 September 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It may not have drawn much public interest but for the 400 million or so indigenous peoples in […]

Rethinking forced migration: gang violence in Latin America

Image: bus burned by gang members in El Salvador. ES James/Shutterstock.com The level of violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in recent years has been second only to Syria – but unlike Syria, they are not countries at war. Criminal violence in the ‘northern triangle’, as this Central American region is called, is having […]

Imagining the Guyanas and the rights of its indigenous women

Image: Tati Nova/Shutterstock The 3 G Network conference, ‘Imagining the Guyanas: ecologies of memory and movement’, is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and peoples of the three Guyanas – Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana. Sonya Rahaman, whose heritage is part Guyanese, has long been inspired by, and curious and intrigued […]

PoTW – Human Rights & Latin America: Films in Dialogue: La forma exacta de las islas (The exact shape of the islands)

Screening of La forma exacta de las islas  [The exact shape of the islands], by Edgardo Dieleke and Daniel Casabe. 85 m. Argentina. Introduced by Edgardo Dieleke. This series invites both the academic community and the general public to reflect on contemporary discourses of Human Rights in Latin America through the gaze of renowned filmmakers of […]