Alexandre Sommer-Schaechtele is a member of the Kali’na Teleuyu nation, one of six indigenous nations in French Guiana. He is a representative for the Organization of the Native Nations of Guiana (ONAG) that lodged an early warning petition with the CERD related to the controversial mining project called “Montagne d’or”.French |
How a UN Committee Contributed to End a Controversial Mining Project in French Guiana
By: Alexandre Sommer-Schaechtele
The indigenous peoples of French Guiana used an urgent procedure of the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to help stop a mining development—more ...