Pataxo Hahahae Indigenous Community

What is affected
Land Private
Type of violation Dispossession/confiscation
Date 24 January 2006
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Brazil
Location Bahia State1

Affected persons

Total 500
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution Enforce December 2008 Supreme Court decision.
Details AI-BRA-0306.doc
Denuncia Pataxo Hahahae.doc
Development Pataxo Hahahae.doc1

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative BRAZIL: About 500 members of the Pataxo Hahahae indigenous community.

Members of the Pataxo Hahahae indigenous community are no longer in danger of forced eviction as they voluntarily left the seven farms they were occupying in the Alegrias region in Bahia state in mid-April. (UA 62/06 issued 16 March 2006, reissued 2 May 2006, June 2006 UA USA Newsletter, 3, at:

In December 2008, the Brazilian Supreme Court upheld the Pataxo Hahahaes` claim to their ancestral lands, restoring 54,100 hectares territories lost to immigrant farmers.
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