From 6 till 8 June 2017, the representatives of the “Water Protectors” of Standing Rock were in Geneva, within the framework of their European tour.
They required the disinvestment of funds committed by the banks in Geneva in the projects of fossil fuels. In particular oil pipelines Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and Keystone XL.
Supported by the CETIM which continues to fight for the rights of the affected communities, they also made an oral statement in the UN, during the 35è session of the Human Rights Council.
They explained the reality of the tragic situation lived by the natives because of these projects and the extremely violent repression they face everyday.