The Mapuche take human rights grievances to the International Criminal Court

The indigenous Mapuche people are accusing the Chilean and Argentine governments of genocide and crimes against humanity in a petition they made to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday, April 11th. The movement began on February 20, when Frédéric Luz wrote a letter to the ICC’s headquarters in the Hague urging the international entity to take action. Luz is a 55-year-old French citizen who is also the Prince of the legally defunct Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia. The Mapuche people historically suffered violence and repression at the hands of both Argentina and Chile, especially during the Pacification of Araucania … Continue reading The Mapuche take human rights grievances to the International Criminal Court