Thursday, May 17, 2012
PCJSS representative Mangal Kumar Chakma demanded effective steps to implement the CHT Accord in order to redress for past prejudice. He urge the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, member states of the United Nations and indigenous peoples, and international community to encourage the Government of Bangladesh to take effective steps to implement the CHT Accord as per recommendations of Mr. Lars-Anders Baer by declaring a roadmap with a time-frame without any further delay in order to redress for past prejudice.
Mr. Chakma raised this demand on 9 May 2012 during his intervention on “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests”, the special theme of the 11th session of the UNPFII which is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Following is the full statement of Mr. Chakma:
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