Since IACHR has today a meeting in Mexico City regarding the case of San Juan Copala and Triquis violently displaced from there, therefore:
Our organisation, the New Wind (the Finnish organisation in which Jyri Jaakkola was active before he got murdered on his way to San Juan Copala) sends here an appeal to the IACHR. (see the appeal attached)
We are deeply concerned for the violations suffered by the Triquis displaced from San Juan Copala.
We respect the work which IACHR does both to secure the rights of the displaced Triquis as well as to analyse the norms and jurisprudence of the Inter-American Human Rights system as related to indigenous peoples’ rights over their ancestral lands and territories.
Since it appears that the situation of San Juan Copala and the violations against its displaced people are deeply linked to violations of diverse norms of the Inter-American Human Rights of indigenous peoples’ over their ancestral lands and territories, therefore:
We appeal the IACHR to urge the Oaxacan and Mexican governments in the case of the displaced Triquis of San Juan Copalato correct the neglected implementation of those their rights which are presented in IACHR's document "Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights over Their Ancestral Lands and Natural Resources" and quoted in our appeal (attached here)
We hope that such demand can be used to strengthen and deepen the implementation of the IACHR precautionary measures in the case of San Juan Copala and also to promote the implementation of the rights presented in IACHR's "Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights over Their Ancestral Lands and Natural Resources".
We think that the case of San Juan Copala can raise to the consideration diverse ways how the rights presented in"Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights over Their Ancestral Lands and Natural Resources" have been neglected and would need correction - and these we have tried to compile to our appeal.
The New Wind
boardmember of the New Wind