Published by World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
Joint letter to Mr Heiko Lieder, FSC International
In collaboration with the United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), FPP submitted a supplementary report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to provide information to the Commission on the human rights situation of the Batwa in Uganda.
Madam Chair, Honourable Commissioners, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for this opportunity to address the Commission on behalf of the Forest Peoples Programme. May I first commend the Commission for its ongoing work on indigenous peoples and in particular the excellent sensitisation seminar on the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa organised by the Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations, which took place in Yaounde, Cameroon in September 2006.
FPP analysis of the Liberian Forestry Law within the context of international human rights and environmental law. The report recommends retaining the current moratorium on timber exportation until issues such as land tenure and community rights have been clearly defined and safeguards are in place to ensure that income from logging will benefit the people of Liberia.
An NGO report submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Working Group on indigenous populations/communities
Un rapport d’ong soumis au groupe de travail de la commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples sur les populations/communautés autochtones
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ RightsWorking Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/CommunitiesKairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia Request regarding the violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ RightsWorking Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/CommunitiesKairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia
Request regarding the violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Kairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia
Request regarding violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities regarding the systematic, pervasive and widespread violations of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in DRC that have given rise to a threat of immediate and irreparable harm.
Communication au Groupe de travail d'experts de la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples sur les populations/communautés autochtones concernant les violations systématiques, omniprésentes et généralisées des droits des peuples autochtones en République démocratique du Congo, qui ont donné lieu à un risque de préjudice immédiat et irréparable.
Purpose: to assist the Committee to formulate questions to the Rwandan State with regard to its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Contribution to the implementation of Article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Four Baka communities mapped their use of their forests using GIS. These maps, together with an outline of the local administrative and socio-political structures and a record of Baka beliefs and rituals, identify the tension between communities’ customary forest use and conservation objectives. This report aims to help improve implementation of the CBD in Cameroon.
Contribution à la mise en oeuvre de l’article 10 (c) de la Convention sur la diversité biologique. Protéger et encourager l’usage coutumier des ressources biologiques parles Baka à l’ouest de la Réserve de biosphère du Dja. Contribution à la mise en oeuvre de l’article 10(c) de la Convention sur la diversité biologique.
regarding widespread, persistent and systematic violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against indigenous peoples in the DRC
met en lumière les violations persistantes et systématiques de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination raciale à l'égard des peuples autochtones en RDC
Published as part of a series on indigenous peoples' health commissioned by The Lancet.
The series, and additional research papers and testimonies, are freely available online at www.thelancet.com
We are completely neglected and forgotten. Even our wives do not have access to midwives. They are permanently exposed to death because of lack of care during their pregnancy and deliveries. This came with the so-called modern life into which we were dragged. It did not exist when we were living in our natural environment. We had so many plants for such problems... Twa man from Kalehe district, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)