Diciembre de 2001
Thematic paper prepared for a workshop on 'Indigenous peoples, private sector natural resource, energy and mining companies and human rights'
Documento Temático preparado para un taller sobre "Pueblos indígenas, recursos naturales, sector privado, energía y compañías mineras y derechos humanos"
Document thématique préparé pour l'Atelier sur "les peuples autochtones, les sociétés privées travaillant dans les secteurs des ressources naturelles, de l'énergie et de l'extraction minière, et les droits de l'homme"
Guía del FPP
Briefing du FPP
This study, prepared under contract with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), provides a concise overview of the information available on the land rights of indigenous peoples, with a focus on those in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
This statement was jointly issued by representatives of the National Adivasi Coordination Committee, Bangladesh Adivasi Forum, Hill Tracts NGO Forum, Committee for the Protection of Forest and Land Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Hill Women's Federation, Rakhain Development Foundation, Mro Social Council, Tripura Kalyan Foundation, Khashia Students’ Association, Bawm Social Council, Trinamul Unnayan Sangstha, Zabarang Kalyan Samiti, Abima Garo Youth Association (AGYA), Society for Environment & Human Development (SEHD) and Taungya, and included representatives of the Bawm, Chakma, Garo, Khasi, Marma, Mro, Rakhain, Santal, Tanchangya and Tripura peoples from different parts of Bangladesh. The list of signatories is annexed hereto.
Legal briefing November 2001 (NB: briefing updated in February 2004)
FPP article also published in American University International Law Review Vol 17, No 3
This Briefing was produced with the support of a grant from the Ford Foundation
This briefing paper provides an overview of the African system for the protection of human and peoples’ rights. This system is based upon the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and implemented through the African Commission of the same name. While this system suffers from a number of deficiencies, particularly related to the Commission’s lack of enforcement powers and qualifications to the rights recognised in the African Charter, it is nonetheless a tool that may be of use to Indigenous peoples and organizations in Africa. While an explanation of the procedure for filing a complaint with the Commission is provided here, this briefing paper should not be considered as a complete explanation of the process.
Ce briefing a été réalisé grâce à une subvention de la Ford Foundation
Russian language version (see html version for English translation)
The situation of the Batwa forest dwellers and conservation of the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Natural Forest, RwandaThis study addresses the socio-economic situation of Batwa forest dwellers of the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Natural Forest. It reviews data gathered from a range of sectoral studies, and examines the fundamental activities of the NGOs and other institutions operating in the above zones.