AIDESEP insists that Peruvian government meet its commitments to recognise indigenous peoples’ land rights including legal reform and land titling of over 1,300 communities

Indigenous Peruvian Achuar family paddle their wooden canoe on a river with dense forest backdrop in their customary lands
Achuar family on the river in their customary lands, Peru, 2007
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FPP

AIDESEP insists that Peruvian government meet its commitments to recognise indigenous peoples’ land rights including legal reform and land titling of over 1,300 communities

In a statement published in national newspapers, Peru’s national indigenous organisation calls on the government to take immediate steps amongst others to:

  1. Reform outdated and discriminatory land laws that fail to recognise indigenous peoples’ full rights over their territories including the practice of granting leasehold over forest lands.
  2. Ensure that the land titling applications of 1,376 communities are processed and implemented.
  3. Stop the wave of land trafficking and land grabbing in which untitled indigenous lands are being grabbed and then sold off for agribusiness operations.