Resources

Asserting community land rights using RSPO complaint procedures in Indonesia and Liberia

The complaints procedure of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is one of the options available to communities threatened by the negative impacts of the palm oil industry. Drawing on direct experiences of supporting communities to use the RSPO complaints mechanism in Indonesia and Liberia, this review summarises how communities can get the most out of this procedure. Realistic outcomes include a temporary freeze on plantation development by palm oil companies while longer term solutions are negotiated.

Afirmando los derechos a la tierra de la comunidad utilizando los procedimientos de quejas y reclamos de la RSPO en Indonesia y Liberia

El procedimiento de quejas y reclamos de la Mesa Redonda sobre el Aceite de Palma Sostenible (RSPO) es una de las opciones disponibles para las comunidades amenazadas por los impactos negativos de la industria del aceite de palma. Con base en las experiencias directas de apoyo a las comunidades para utilizar el mecanismo de quejas y reclamos de la RSPO en Indonesia y Liberia, este documento resume la forma en la cual las comunidades pueden sacar un mayor provecho de este procedimiento.

Securing Forests, Securing rights: Report of the International Workshop on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples

The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says the report.

Mengamankan Hutan, Mengamankan Hak: Laporan Lokakarya Internasional tentang Deforestasi dan Hak-Hak Masyarakat Hutan Diselenggarakan di Palangka Raya, Indonesia, Maret 2014

Pada tahun 2012 dunia kehilangan lebih dari 20 juta hektar hutan. Kehilangan luasan hutan ini menambah ancaman yang dihadapi oleh ratusan juta masyarakat yang menggantungkan hidupnya pada hutan tropis, termasuk setidaknya 350 juta masyarakat adat yang menghuni, memanfaatkan, memiliki hak adat atas hutan, dan mengandalkan hutan untuk identitas dan kelangsungan hidup mereka sebagai kelompok komunitas yang unik.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - A guide for companies

A synthesis of training materials devised for communities and companies, and also local government, about how successful procedures can be carried out in line with the principle of FPIC - free, prior and informed consent - to enable indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders to express their views in negotiations and for these views and wishes to be included in the RSPO's decision-making processes.

'Can't see the people for the trees' Assessment of the free, prior and informed consent agreement between Sumalindo and the community of Long Bagun, district of Kutai Barat, East Kalimantan province

Pokja Hutan Kaltim (the 'East Kalimantan Working Group on Forests') has been observing the development of the timber legality standard and its verification system, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of the PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya logging concession since June 2003. This is the report of the case study into the local indigenous people's experiences with Sumalindo

‘Habis Manis Sepah Di Buang’ Melihat Keberadaan Kesepakatan Dini Tanpa Paksaan Antara Sumalindo dan Masyarakat Long Bagun Kutai Barat Kalimantan Timur

Pokja Hutan Kaltim (the 'East Kalimantan Working Group on Forests') has been observing the development of the timber legality standard and its verification system, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of the PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya logging concession since June 2003. This is the report of the case study into the local indigenous people's experiences with Sumalindo

Forjando un espacio de negociación pueblos indígenas, representación colectiva y el derecho al consentimiento libre, previo e informado

Esta ponencia ilustra los problemas comunes que los pueblos indígenas enfrentan y las diversas soluciones que han desarrollado para responder a estos retos, basándose en unas investigaciones participativas llevadas a cabo en colaboración con organizaciones indígenas en Guyana, India, Venezuela e Indonesia.Traducción al español: febrero de 2006