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Case Merits: The Kaliña and Lokono Peoples of Suriname

This report concerns the merits of a petition received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) on February 16, 2007.

The petition alleges that the State of Suriname has violated the rights protected in Articles 3 (right to judicial personality), 21 (right to property) and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights in connection with Articles 1 and 2 thereof to the prejudice of the Kaliña and Lokono peoples.

Partner Spotlight: An interview with Louis Biswane from the Organisation of Kalin’a and Lokono Peoples in Marowijne (KLIM), Suriname

In this edition of the Partner Spotlight we interview Louis Biswane from the Organisation of Kalin’a and Lokono Peoples in Marowijne (KLIM) in Suriname. Louis recently participated in the Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva from 17 June to 12 July, on behalf of KLIM. In this interview, Louis talks about his experiences in Geneva: what he learned, and how the expertise and knowledge he has gained will support KLIM’s work. 

Spotlight Mitra: Wawancara dengan Louis Biswane dari Organisasi Masyarakat Kalin’a dan Lokono di Marowijne (Klim), Suriname

Dalam edisi Spotlight Mitra ini kami mewawancarai Louis Biswane dari Organisasi Masyarakat Kalin’a dan Lokono di Marowijne (Klim) di Suriname. Louis baru-baru ini ikut serta dalam Program Fellowship  Adat (Indigenous Fellowship Programme/IFP) dari Kantor KomisarisTinggi PBB untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (OHCHR) di Jenewa mulai 17 Juni hingga 12 Juli, mewakili Klim. Dalam wawancara ini, Louis berbicara tentang pengalamannya di Jenewa: apa yang dia pelajari, dan bagaimana keahlian dan pengetahuan yang dia peroleh akan mendukung kerja Klim. 

FPP E-Newsletter October 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The principle that the enjoyment of human rights is both the means and the goal of development, highlights the importance of human rights monitoring as a means for empowering rights-holders to exercise their rights, whilst holding States and other actors accountable for their human rights obligations.   

Lembar Berita Elektronik FPP Oktober 2013 (versi PDF)

Teman-teman yang baik, 

Prinsip bahwa pemenuhan hak asasi manusia adalah sarana sekaligus tujuan pembangunan membawa perhatian pada pentingnya pemantauan hak asasi manusia sebagai sarana untuk memberdayakan para pemegang hak untuk menegakkan hak-hak mereka, seraya tetap menuntut tanggungjawab negara dan aktor-aktor lainnya untuk melaksanakan kewajiban hak asasi mereka.

FPP E-Newsletter July 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

Mutual recognition, mutual respect and mutual benefit are among the desirable attributes of all human relationships. Indigenous peoples and other forest peoples also expect these qualities in their relationships with others – be they governments, private corporations, NGOs or other indigenous peoples’ organisations and communities. This issue of Forest Peoples Programme’s E-Newsletter reports on the state of various relationships between forest peoples and different institutions – as these are forged, tested or broken –in the course of assertions for upholding basic human rights, social justice and solidarity.

Lembar Berita Elektronik FPP Juli 2013 (versi PDF)

Teman-teman terhormat,

Saling mengakui, saling menghormati dan saling menguntungkan adalah atribut-atribut yang diinginkan dari semua hubungan manusia. Masyarakat adat dan masyarakat-masyarakat hutan lainnya juga mengharapkan hal-hal ini dalam hubungan mereka dengan orang lain – apakah dengan pemerintah, perusahaan swasta, NGO atau organisasi masyarakat adat dan komunitas lainnya. Edisi Lembar Berita Elektronik Forest Peoples Programme kali ini melaporkan keadaan hubungan-hubungan antara masyarakat hutan dengan berbagai lembaga – seraya hubungan-hubungan ini dibina, diuji atau pecah – dalam perjalanan penegasan untuk menegakkan hak asasi manusia, keadilan sosial dan solidaritas.

Sharing knowledge: Indigenous organisations from Suriname and Guyana exchange community resource mapping and territorial management planning experiences

In March 2013 a delegation of six members of the Organisation of Kalin’a and Lokono peoples in Marowijne (KLIM) from Suriname travelled to the South Central and Deep South regions of Guyana to visit the Wapichan and Makushi people (united in SCPDA, the South Central Peoples Development Association) to exchange experiences and approaches related to community resource mapping and territorial management planning. The exchange visit between the Forest Peoples Programme partners demonstrated the great value and benefits of community-to-community learning. This was a long-standing wish of KLIM and SCPDA and was made possible through a grant from Siemenpuu Foundation. 

Berbagi pengetahuan: organisasi adat dari Suriname dan Guyana tukar menukar pengalaman dalam pemetaan sumber daya komunitas dan perencanaan pengelolaan wilayah

Sebuah pertukaran kunjungan baru-baru ini antara mitra Forest Peoples Programme dari Suriname dan Guyana menunjukkan nilai dan manfaat yang luar biasa dari pembelajaran antar masyarakat. Di bulan Maret 2013 sebuah delegasi beranggotakan enam anggota organisasi masyarakat Kalin’a and Lokono di Marowijne (KLIM) dari Suriname mengunjungi kawasan tengah selatan dan ujung selatan Guyana untuk mengunjungi masyarakat Wapichan dan Makushi (yang tergabung dalam SCPDA - the South Central Peoples Development Association atau Asosiasi Pengembangan Masyarakat Kawasan Tengah Selatan) untuk bertukar pengalaman dan pendekatan terkait pemetaan sumber daya masyarakat dan perencanaan pengelolaan wilayah. Ini merupakan sesuatu yang sudah sejak lama diharapkan oleh KLIM dan SCPDA dan berhasil diwujudkan melalui sebuah hibah dari Siemenpuu Foundation. 

Latest submission to the Convention on Biological Diversity

FPP and Natural Justice organised a joint submission to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in response to a request for contributions from Parties and stakeholders about the CBD’s programme of work that deals with traditional knowledge about biodiversity (Article 8j). 

Pengajuan terbaru untuk Konvensi Keanekaragaman Hayati

Pada April 2013 FPP dan Natural Justice membuat sebuah usulan bersama kepada Sekretariat Konvensi Keanekaragaman Hayati (CBD) dalam menanggapi sebuah permintaan untuk berperan serta dari para Pihak dan stakeholder tentang program kerja CBD yang berhubungan dengan pengetahuan tradisional tentang keanekaragaman hayati (Pasal 8j).

Synthesis Paper - 10(c) Case Studies

Synthesis Paper - Customary sustainable use of biodiversity by indigenous peoples and local communities: Examples, challenges, community initiatives and recommendations relating to CBD Article 10(c)

A Synthesis Paper based on Case Studies from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Suriname and Thailand.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Two Cases from Suriname

This report describes how the concept of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been experienced in Suriname with regard to: 1) logging and bio-prospecting in the territory of the Saramaka people; and 2) mining and related issues in the territory of the Lokono indigenous people of west Suriname.

Suriname 10(c) Case Study

Marauny Na’na Emandobo / Lokono Shikwabana (“Marowijne – our territory”) - Traditional use and management of the Lower Marowijne area by the Kaliña and Lokono

Conceived as a tool to aid Suriname to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this report describes traditional methods of hunting, fishing, house- and boat-building and also details the customary laws and practices followed by these peoples to ensure that their use of the flora and fauna safeguards the rich biodiversity of the area.