IACHR Grants Thematic Hearing on Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Media Contacts

-Eric Jantz, Legal Director, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, (505) 980-5239, ejantz@nmelc.org

-Jonathan Perry, Executive Director, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, (505) 979-1027, jperry@swuraniumimpacts.org


Hearing to be Held in Washington, D.C.

On Weds, Feb. 28th at 11am EST/9am MST

What: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Thematic Hearing

Where: IACHR/OAS, 1889 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11am EST/9am MST

Who: Members of the Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Oglala Lakota & Havasupai Nations will provide testimony

Why: Impacts of Uranium Exploitation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

How to attend: In-person at IACHR/Organization of American States (OAS) located at 1889 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 or watch online on IACHR’s website https://www.oas.org/en/iachr/sessions/?S=189 or on the IACHR YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@comisionIDH

******Members of our delegation will be available for interviews with members of the press immediately following the hearing at 12:30PM EST in front of the OAS building, 1889 F. St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.*********

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—In a decision that coincides with a disturbing uptick in uranium development activity, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold a “thematic” hearing on how U.S. uranium exploitation policies have resulted in human rights abuses in Indigenous communities across the country.

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