VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LATIN AMERICA
Indigenous peoples have consistently been subjected to violence in Latin America. Their lands and resources snatched, their population has been reduced, and they have been compelled to accept state laws and policies. Unfortunately, despite efforts carried out in these countries and recent developments in international law, indigenous peoples’ situation continues to be extremely worrying. Moreover, it is possible to add new ways of oppression to traditional forms, such as land grabbing or community leaders’ persecution through misusing criminal law. The panel seeks to discuss these new forms of violence against indigenous peoples and explore eventual strategies to confront this phenomenon. Specifically, the proposal considers a comparative analysis, suggesting that unravelling some common patterns in different countries could help deal with an issue that the states have not yet overcome.