On 20 August 2018, Peru’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) ag
Amicus Curiae Brief submitted by Global Justice Centre of New York and Forest Peoples Programme to the Constitutional Court of Peru in the Case of the Santa Clara Native Community of Uchunya v. Regional Government of Ucayali and the company Plantaciones de Pucallpa
"Currently, we, the indigenous people, traditional villagers and forest people, and the places where we are living are under pressure and face sustained injustice and social tension due to large-scale “development’ activities conducted by plantation and commercial logging companies."
The South Rupununi District Council (“SRDC”) present the Wapichan Environmental Monitoring Report, a case study which details the work of their Monitoring Programme in relation to the mining at Marudi Mountain; and presents their recommendations and requests.
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 a high level meeting on 12th September, representatives of the regional government of San Martin agreed to abandon their attempts to suspend the titling of indigenous communities in the vicinity of the Cordillera Escalera Protected area (ACR-CE), a threat made by the government in response to a landmark law suit filed in August 2017.
Breaking news: Historic legal decision for Peru's indigenous peoples as the nation's highest court agrees to resolve the lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya.
In mid-July, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, with help from FPP, launched a crowdfunder to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.
Pada pertengahan bulan Juli, masyarakat Shipibo dari Santa Clara de Uchunya, dengan bantuan dari FPP, melu
At the end of three intense days of discussion, exchange and drafting, representatives from the Ik, Tepeth, Batwa, Benet and Ngikarimajong have released the Kisoro Memorandum, a definitive statement of their rights and expectations for support from their government and from other actors, including the UN system.
Pada bulan Juni 2018, perwakilan masyarakat Ik, Tepeth, Batwa, Benet, dan Ngikarimajong berkumpul di Kisoro dalam sebuah lokakarya masyarakat adat di Uganda yang diselenggarakan oleh Organisasi Persatuan untuk Pembangunan Batwa di Uganda (United Organisation for Batwa development in Uganda/UOBDU) dan didukung oleh Forest
The violence the Sengwer have been experiencing at the hands of KFS has continued, but a series of subsequent events and reports have emphasised that a radical restructuring of the EU funded WaTER projects is required before it can be resumed.
Kekerasan yang dialami masyarakat Sengwer di tangan KFS terus berlanjut, namun serangkaian acara dan laporan berikutnya telah menegaskan bahwa diperlukan restrukturisasi radikal dari projek-projek WaTER yang didanai Uni Eropa sebelum projek ini dapat dilanjutkan.
Colombian Afro-descendant activist Clemencia Carabalí Rodellaga has worked tirelessly towards ensuring the rights of her people are respected, and especially the rights of women and girls.
Aktivis keturunan Afrika berkebangasaan Kolombia Ibu Clemencia Carabalí Rodellaga telah bekerja tak kenal lelah untuk memastikan hak-hak bangsanya dihormati, dan terutama hak-hak perempuan dan anak perempuan.
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.
We are delighted to announce that the Forest Peoples Programme has appointed James Whitehead as its new Director.