Indonesian President endorses legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ lands as best way to save the forests
The Fourth Constitutional Court of Lima has declared for the Wampis and Awajun peoples over land being explored for oil.
26th March. The lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara in May 2016 against the Peruvian government for issuing their untitled traditional lands to a palm oil company is now heading for Peru’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal after the court of second instance in Pucallpa ruled that the case was not admissible as a constitutional appeal or amparo.
A letter from AIDESEP to the Participants Committee of the FCPF on the 20 March 2017 in which AIDESEP highlights the holes and weaknesses of the REDD strategy in Peru as indicated in the mid-term evaluation report of the project and the broken commitments of the government made with indigenous peoples to recognise and respect their t
Una carta de AIDESEP dirigida hacia el Comité del FCPF con fecha 20 de Marzo 2017 donde AIDESEP sobresalta los vacíos y fracasos del estrategia REDD en el Perú tal como se señala en el Informe de evaluación del proyecto y la no implementación de los compromisos del Estado con las organizaciones i
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.
This document contains Volume VII of the series of compilations of United Nations human rights bodies’ jurisprudence pertaining to indigenous peoples.
Exasperated with the lack of discernible progress that IOI has made in resolving the land dispute between its majority owned subsidiary IOI-Pelita and the community of Long Teran Kanan and others on the middle Tinjar river in Sarawak, NGOs sent a letter today spelling out what a resolution would mean from their point of view.
A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities
On International Women’s Day 2017, indigenous Baka and Bagyeli women in the rainforest of southern Cameroon are facing up to threats to their lands, livelihoods and forests. Equipped with smartphone apps, women are learning how to monitor the issues that affect their lives the most.
Pour la Journée Internationale de la Femme 2017, les femmes autochtones Baka et Bagyeli de la forêt tropicale du sud du Cameroun se sont exprimées au sujet des menaces qui entourent les terres, les villages et les forêts où elles vivent.
Indonesian NGOs Pusaka and Greenpeace Indonesia along with 7 local Papuan organisations have just released a statement and report from a Conference held in Sorong, West Papua, in December last year where activists reviewed the problems facing the people and forests of Papua and West Papua from forestry and land concessions.