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Event Report: "The Global Indigenous Movement: Past Achievements, Future Challenges"

On 26th March 2015, The Social Movements and Civil Society Research Group at City University London (SMCSRG) held its third evening event, a talk on The Global Indigenous Movement: Past Achievements Future Challenges. SMCSRG was delighted to host long-time indigenous peoples’ rights activist and current Director of the Forest Peoples Programme, Joji Cariño, to speak on these themes. The event was Chaired by Dr Mauro Barelli, a Senior Lecturer specialising in minority and indigenous peoples’ rights at The City Law School.

Indigenous communities hardest hit as killings of environmentalists rise dramatically

The Philippines leads countries in Asia with the highest number of people killed as they defend their land and protect the environment in the face of increased competition over natural resources, says a new report from the London-based Global Witness group which reports on links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses.

Killings worldwide have risen by 20 percent in the last year on disputes over hydropower projects, mining, agribusiness and logging -- the key drivers of deaths where a shocking 40 percent of victims were indigenous peoples.

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.

Hollow Promises: An FPIC assessment of Golden Veroleum and Golden Agri-Resource’s palm oil project in Liberia

Several years of fieldwork by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and civil society partners in Liberia has revealed the extent to which palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and its lead investor Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) are continuing to operate without the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of local communities within their concession area, despite the companies’ claims to have learned from past mistakes.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: La minería controlada por los indígenas en Colombia se encuentra bajo ataque luego de la muerte de un defensor de derechos humanos

Un importante defensor de los derechos humanos indígenas ha sido asesinado por hombres armados.El día jueves 7 de abril a las 8 de la noche, el señor Fernando Salazar Calvo fue brutalmente asesinado a tiros afuera de su residencia. El señor Salazar era un destacado defensor de los derechos humanos y un miembro de la comunidad del Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (Caldas) en Colombia.