Human rights court instructs Suriname to compensate victims of massacre
After nearly ten years of struggle and a prolonged legal campaign, the N'djuka Maroon community of Moiwana won a landmark victory against brutal government oppression.
Indigenous peoples in Argentina continue to suffer violent state-assisted forced resettlement. They are calling on authorities to halt all evictions immediately and take steps to fully uphold indigenous rights and the rule of law.
National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW) report the killing of a youth by forest personnel, and protest the failure to bring such atrocities to justice.
Public statement by Amnesty International
FPP has published a series of five country studies, and an in-depth overview, examining indigenous peoples' land rights in the forested countries of Africa. The country studies have been produced in collaboration with African experts from Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
Issued by Malaysian Bar
Call to the Malaysian Government to implement its commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 in the face of continued abuse of indigenous peoples in Malaysia.
Indigenous representatives arrested over opposition to construction of dams on their lands, commissioned without their consent by the state government.Issued by JOAS (Indigenous Peoples Network of Asia)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), one of the specialised agencies of the United Nations, has released its new policy on working with indigenous peoples. The policy respects and upholds the principle of free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples.
Twelve Saramaka Clans (Lös) - Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname
See links below for full documentation in date order (most recent first)
Report of the Victims' Representatives to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Saramaka People on Monitoring Implementation of the Judgment of 27 Nov 2007
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples by Women Action for Development, Manipur, India, and the Forest Peoples Programme
Examination of Uganda's state reports by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in May 2009 has led to the Ugandan government stating that it will look into giving land back to the Batwa people
A tool for organisations advocating for the effective implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide. 'A Compilation of the United Nations Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council, Volume III' outlines the standards set by treaty bodies until December 2008.
Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the process of drafting Nepal's new constitution. Submitted by ten indigenous peoples organisations and FPP