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Sept 21 MMoran Indigeneous Ricardo Henrique Rao


'Indigenous Land Rights in Latin America'

Speaker: Ricardo Henrique Rao, indigenist-in-exile,

Date: Sept. 21st, 2022 from 13.00-14.00 hrs.

In support of Latin American Week

The event is co-hosted by the UCD Equality Studies Centre ( www.ucd.ie/esc) and the UCD Centre for Human Rights ( www.ucd.ie/chr/), in association with LASC, the Latin America Solidarity Centre ( (opens in a new window)www.lasc.ie). It will be chaired by Marie Moran, Director of the Equality Studies Centre.
This is an in person-event, and will take place in room L246, School of Law, UCD. There is a zoom option also available:  (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/65634836106
MarieMoran Sept 21 2022
Further information
Ricardo Henrique Rao is an indigenist and former employee in the Brazilian National Indian Foundation (FUNAI). He left Brazil at the end of 2019 after one of his colleagues Maxiel Pereira was shot dead in Tabatinga, Javari Valley. Ricardo is one among many other activists, academics, and political leaders who left the country since Bolsonaro took office in 2018. Before leaving Brazil Ricardo handed a document to the human rights commission in the lower house of Brazilian parliament. It is titled “Militia action connected to organized logging crime, drug trafficking and homicides committed against the indigenous peoples of Maranhão - A brief dossier.” The document gathers information and reports the involvement of police officers with organized crime in the region. Since then, Ricardo has dedicated his time to drawing international attention to the ongoing destruction in the Brazilian Amazon as well as the responsibility of the gove rnment for the current situation.
Read more about the topic and speaker here:  (opens in a new window)https://amazoniareal.com.br/ricardo-rao/ 
Read the Letter to Brazilians in defense of the Democratic Rule of Law, from the University of Sao Paulo Law School, here:  (opens in a new window)https://tinyurl.com/mtf2zcze 
LASC is funded by Irish Aid. This seminar does not necessarily represent Irish Aid views and opinions, nor those of the host centres at UCD.

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