PUBLIC NOTES AND ALERTS
COP28: Apib Urges Land Demarcation as Primary Climate Commitment and Exposes the Perils of Oil Exploration in Indigenous Territories
The indigenous delegation in Dubai made history as the largest ever at a Climate Conference, called for the recognition of indigenous territory demarcation as a climate policy and denounced Brazil’s inclusion in Opec+ group, highlighting the grave risks posed by oil exploration projects.
Legislated Genocide: Congress Overturns Vetoes, Approves the Marco Temporal Law, and Other Crimes Against Indigenous Peoples
Apib will file an action of unconstitutionality in the Supreme Federal Court (STF).
Apib launches the Indigenous Emergency campaign at COP28 and makes an international call for the importance of Indigenous Lands in the global climate future
The government of Brazil has changed, but the Indigenous Peoples, primary guardians of all Brazilian biomes, continue to face threats.
Although the Time Frame thesis was one of the points vetoed by President Lula, the National Congress still has the power to reverse the vetoes.
Brazil may violate its commitments with the UN Human Rights Committee if Lula doesn’t veto the entire Bill 2903
The UN Committee recommends that the Brazilian state rejects the Time Frame thesis.
Lula, VETO IT ALL! Apib demands that President Lula align with his environmentalist discourse and veto the entire bill that threatens Indigenous Lands
On the same day that the Supreme Court concluded the Time Frame trial, the Senate approved Bill 2903, considered a genocidal threat to indigenous peoples in Brazil
Despite the Judiciary annulling the Time Frame thesis, the Legislative branch approved the proposal. Apib demands President Lula’s total veto of PL 2903, which contains various unconstitutional measures.
Senate votes on Bill 2903 on the same day that the Supreme Court resumes its trial on the Time Frame thesis for compensation and exploitation of Indigenous Lands
The vote in the CCJ will take place from 10 a.m., just before the Supreme Court resumes its trial on the Time Frame thesis, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Victory: The Justices of the Supreme Court of Brazil form a majority, and the Time Frame thesis is overturned
With a score of 9×2 against the anti-indigenous thesis, the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib) celebrates the results but warns about two proposals presented in the trial that still need to be discussed: compensation for land occupation and mining in Indigenous lands.
Brazil’s Judiciary and Congress could worsen the climate crisis and increase violations of Indigenous Peoples’ rights
The trial for the Time Frame Thesis scheduled for September 20th in the Supreme Federal Court could determine the future of Indigenous Lands in Brazilian territory and mark a turning point for the global climate. The Indigenous movement is mobilizing throughout Brazil and is sending an Indigenous commission from Apib to New York for the Climate Week. The goal is to strengthen international mobilization in defense of the right to Indigenous Lands.