FPP has published two new publications; 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples' and 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia'.
FPP ha publicado dos nuevas publicaciones: 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia - Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples (Expansión de la palma de aceite en el sudeste de Asia - Tendencias e implicaciones para las comunidades locales y los pueblos indígenas)' y 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia (Diversas vías de acceso a la justicia): pluralismo jurídico y los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en el sudeste de Asia)'.
FPP a publié deux nouvelles publications: 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples (L’expansion du palmier à huile en Asie du Sud-Est : tendances et conséquences pour les communautés locales et les peuples autochtones)' et 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia (Les différentes voies menant à la justice : pluralisme juridique et droits des peuples autochtones en Asie du Sud-Est)'.
The international meeting of South East Asian Regional Human Rights Commissions on ‘Human Rights and Business: Plural Legal Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Institutional Strengthening and Legal Reform’ hosted by the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (KOMNASHAM), in conjunction with Sawit Watch and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 28th November to 1st December 2011.
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A landmark workshop, “Human Rights and Business: Plural Legal Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Institutional Strengthening and Legal Reform”, is taking place at the Santika Hotel, Kuta, Bali, from today until 1 December 2011, convened by the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and supporting NGOs SawitWatch and Forest Peoples Programme. The event will be attended by over 60 participants, from the National Human Rights Commissions of the Southeast Asian region, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission, notable academics, representatives of indigenous peoples, as well as members of supportive national and international NGOs.
Nur Kholis, Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), said,
“We are taking this initiative in collaboration with the other human rights commissioners of South East Asia as a way of ensuring a more balanced approach to development based on respect for peoples’ rights, with an emphasis on the need to secure livelihoods and the right to food.”
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The exponential growth in the palm oil sector, which accounts for a third of the total global trade of 130 million tons of vegetable oil annually, is strongly challenged by indigenous peoples and civil society organisations. Indiscriminate land clearing and acquisition for oil palm plantations is resulting in rapid habitat loss, species extinctions and alarming greenhouse gas emissions. It has also led to the dispossession of both indigenous peoples and the rural poor who depend traditionally on forest habitats for their survival.