PDF – Report: Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the time of COVID-19 The dangers for indigenous peoples and for tropical forests

Last month, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School released a report on COVID-19-related threats to Indigenous people and forest environments.

The report, “Rolling Back Social and Environmental Safeguards in the Time of COVID-19,” was created in collaboration with the Forest Peoples Programme, a United Kingdom–based organization which aims to protect Indigenous forest people’s rights and lands, and the Middlesex University London School of Law.

In the report, researchers highlighted the increased degree of violence Indigenous people are facing during the pandemic in five different countries. Sofea Dil LAW ’21, who worked on the Democratic Republic of the Congo section of the report, told the News that as part of the Human Rights Clinic, she often expects the worst when it comes to investigating injustices. Still, she said that some of the findings were shocking.

Read more here. https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2021/03/04/yale-law-school-report-finds-threats-to-indigenous-people-have-accelerated-during-the-pandemic/