Wampis and Awajun communities devastated by oil contamination demand justice as State-run oil company Petroperu is found responsible, and hit with historic US$ 5.1 million fine by environmental regulator.
In June 2014, an oil spill occurred along the Northern Peru pipeline. Over five years later and following a lengthy court battle, the indigenous communities most gravely impacted by this disaster have managed to secure approval and financing for an unprecedented health action plan.
On the 25 September 2019, two leaders of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people explained to the magistrates of Peru’s Constitutional Court why the community of Santa Clara de Uchunya were suing the Regional Government of Ucayali and its agricultural agency.
Geneva, October 2019* The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, has provided Peru's Constitutional Tribunal with an expert legal briefing
Ginebra, Octubre de 2019*, la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, Vicky Tauli Corpus ha enviado al Tribunal Cons
In light of the forest fires in Brazil, Forest Peoples Programme and others ask the EU to urgently address complicity in current deforestation crisis and instruct the European Commission to work on EU regulation to end deforestation.
Amazonian Peoples Denounce Dispossession, Violence and Deforestation of Indigenous Territories at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
This recording features the words of indigenous leaders and community representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who share similar cultural practices and beliefs and self-identify as “People of the Centre.”
FPP and IDL call upon the Peruvian Government to Address Drivers of Criminalisation and Violence Against Indigenous Land Rights Defenders
An emotive candle light commemoration for all the indigenous leaders and community members killed in the two years since the adoption of the Colombian peace agreement was held in the town square of Riosucio, in Caldas, Colombia on 7 December 2018.
Una emotiva conmemoración a la luz de velas para todos los y las líderes indígenas e integrantes de la comunidad que han sido asesinados desde la firma del acuerdo de paz en Colombia hace dos años tuvo lugar en la plaza del pueblo de Riosucio, en Caldas, Colombia, el 7 de diciembre de 2018.
Clear improvements can be seen in the final text, but much still remains to be done before future FLEGT licenced timber can guarantee that indigenous peoples’ rights are fully protected.
El 20 de agosto de 2018, el tribunal superior del Perú, el Tribunal Constitucional (TC), se comprometió a resolver la demanda
More than 400 community leaders, women, elders and families of Montes de Maria met the departmental government and state authorities to denounce growing insecurity in their home area, and to call for more progress in the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
Más de 400 líderes comunitarios, mujeres, ancianos y familias de Montes de María se reunieron con el gobierno departamental y las autoridades estatales para denunciar la creciente inseguridad en su área local y demandar acciones para acelerar la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en su zona.
Lawyers representing the community from the Peruvian human rights organisation, the Institute of Legal Defence (IDL), have highlighted 4 groundbreaking aspects of the decision which could lead to major reforms affecting indigenous land rights and forest protection in the Peruvian Amazon.
Breaking news: Historic legal decision for Peru's indigenous peoples as the nation's highest court agrees to resolve the lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya.