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PRESS RELEASE: Call for Action - Indonesian Government must address violation of community's rights

The Indonesian government must address the human rights violations in Long Isun, Indonesia – a global gathering has declared. Delegates from Africa, Asia and Latin America heard first-hand testimonies of the growing harm facing forest communities around the world. From Indonesia, many cases demonstrated that Government plans and policies favoured the interests of large companies to the detriment of unprotected communities. They have called on the Government to protect the rights of the communities.

PRESS RELEASE: Himbauan Aksi: Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggaran terhadap hak-hak masyarakat

Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggran hak asasi manusia di Long Isun, Mahakam Hulu, Indonesia-Deklarasi dari sebuah pertemuan internasional. 

Delegasi dari Afrika, Asia dan Amerika Latin mendengar langsung kesaksian dari perkembangan yang membahayakan masyarakat kehutanan di seluruh dunia. Dari Indonesia, banyak kasus memperlihatkan bagaimana rencana dan kebijakan pemerintah lebih menguntungkan kepentingan dari perusahaan-perusahaan besar yang dapat mengakibatkan kerugian pada masyarakat yang tidak terlindungi dengan baik.

JUMPA PERS: RSPO memutuskan Wilmar telah melanggar hak-hak masyarakat adat Kapa dari Sumatera Barat

Panel Pengaduan RSPO baru saja mendapatkan temuan, yang mendukung pengaduan terhadap raksasa minyak sawit, Wilmar International, bahwa perusahaan tersebut memang secara tidak sah telah mengambilalih tanah masyarakat adat Kapa tanpa persetujuan masyarakat bersangkutan. Di bulan Oktober 2014, masyarakat Kapa, yang merupakan masyarakat adat dari Sumatera Barat, telah mengajukan pengaduan resmi kepada RSPO yang menyatakan bahwa anak perusahaan Wilmar International, PT PHP1, telah mengambil alih sebagian tanah adat mereka dan membangun perkebunan sawit tanpa persetujuan masyarakat. 

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.

AIPP calls for greater respect for indigenous rights in the safeguards of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Public Statement, 23 October 2015 – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has called for greater respect for the rights of indigenous peoples inits comments [link to the letter] on the draft Environmental and Social Framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The comments endorsed by 119 organizations from 27 countries include recommendations for stronger safeguard for indigenous peoples.

Nepali Communities Seek Justice for Violations in World Bank Project

Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2015 – Last week an independent investigation revealed serious abuses in a World Bank-funded transmission line project in central Nepal. The Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line runs through indigenous and rural communities, who have been raising concerns about the project for over five years. Though the findings validate community concerns, the World Bank has not committed to correcting the damage caused by its failures in this project.

Press Release: Expansion by Indonesia’s largest palm oil company frozen for disobeying RSPO standards

Palm oil conglomerate ordered to halt expansion of operations following multiple violations of RSPO standards.

7th May, 2015: The RSPO’s Complaints Panel has upheld the Forest Peoples Programme in its complaint against Golden Agri Resources, which was seeking to expand 18 of its operations in Kalimantan. After concluding that it has ‘reasonable grounds’ to conclude that the company is in violation of several RSPO norms, the latest ‘determination’ by the Panel notes: