- Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2010 11:23
We admired his great knowledge on indigenous issues especially regarding the issue of mining on indigenous territories. He has contributed significantly to the discussion process on "Mining and Indigenous Territories and Rights" carried out under the auspices of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights between 1995 and 2000 and was an invaluable resource person and key note speaker in numerous meetings, events and conferences held in Germany in particular, and Europe generally, on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. We shall always remember his ever so charming (and at the same time respectful) interpretation of Mrs Erica Daes at the indigenous reception traditionally held during the WGIP meeting in Geneva.