A member of one of Cameroon’s Baka Communities in the Ngoyla Mintom area, talks about being driven out of his ancestral forests, and the issues his people face on a daily basis through lack of land rights and lack of access to food, medicine and education.
A landmark declaration in 2010 brought human rights abuses by business activities into the spotlight. Since 2017, we have seen significant advances in legislating requirements for human rights due diligence in key markets, and in 2018 negotiations began on a possible Binding Treaty on business and human rights.
In Guyana, communities are suffering because they do not have title to the full extent of their traditional lands, or have no title at all. This report seeks to present a detailed picture of the current status of land rights for communities in the Potaro-Siparuni region (Region 8) in west-central Guyana.
Di Guyana, tanah adat dan hutan yang diperlukan masyarakat dihancurkan secara ilegal oleh industri ekstraktif - beroperasi di dalam dan di luar konsesi yang dialokasikan - dan masyarakat menderita karena mereka tidak memiliki sertifikat kepemilikan penuh atas tanah tradisional mereka, atau tidak memiliki sertifikat hak milik sama sekali.