The Ogiek of Kenya have won a landmark land rights case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The Piaroa indigenous leader Freddy Menare was killed earlier this month, in circumstances which remain to be investigated.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has again reminded the Royal Thai Government of its human rights obligations towards the Karen people in Kaeng Krachan National Park, and more widely to support and promote the retention and celebration of Karen culture as per the Royal Thai Government resolu
The Democratic Republic of Congo is engaged in a land reform process under the Government’s action plan. A number of reforms for enhancing economic growth are planned, including those that relate to the principles established for governing property, and the use and management of land resources and improving their productivity and contribution to social development.
La République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est dans un processus de réforme foncière, conformément au plan d’action de son Gouvernement. Plusieurs réformes susceptibles de renforcer la croissance économique sont envisagées, dont celles se rapportant aux principes déterminés en vue de régir la propriété, l’utilisation et la gestión des ressources foncières, et d’améliorer leur productivité et leur contribution au développement social.
FPP welcomed the opportunity during the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to support IWGIA in raising important issues to the attention of the Forum regarding the issuance of waivers by the World Bank to key safeguard policies, including in the case of an investment into agricultural development in Tanzania.
Venezuela: The indigenous peoples of the Caura River in South Venezuela, the Ye’kwana and Sanema, through their organisation Kuyuhani have rejected the imposition of a national park on their lands. The protected area which was announced in the Official Gazette in March 2017 embraces the whole of the Caura Basin, which is one of the largest areas of relatively pristine forests left in the Orinoco watershed.