During 25-26 December 2018, the Bribri People were subjected to more violence and threats in their indigenous territory of Salitre, by a group of non-indigenous individuals armed with machetes and guns. To date, the State has not detained any of the perpetrators.
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.
For the Wampis Nation in the Peruvian Amazon, protecting their territory and living well go hand in hand with reclaiming and strengthening their own ancestral knowledge, wisdom, practices and customs.
After the Human Rights Defender World Summit where 150 human rights defenders gathered to celebrate 20 years since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and 50 years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Hannah Storey reflects on the need to adapt human rights defender protection schemes for wh
In November the world reacted with outrage after Christian missionary John Allan Chau was killed by members of the indigenous inhabitants of North Sentinel island. Perhaps surprisingly however most of the anger was not directed at the Sentinelese, but at John himself.
Today, on the 70th Anniversary of the International Declaration on Human Rights, the Gbabandi platform has launched their report on citizenship of indigenous forest peoples in Cameroon.
Aujourd'hui, à l'occasion du 70e Anniversaire de la Déclaration Internationale des Droits de l'homme, la plate-forme Gbabandi a publié son rapport sur la citoyenneté des peuples autochtones des forêt
As land disputes over palm oil plantations in West Sumatra flare up, community leaders and human rights defenders are being subjected to increasing intimidation and criminalization by local police allegedly spurred on by planters.
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Resguardo Indígena Colonial Cañamomo Lomaprieta.
“Indigenous peoples and local communities embody humanity’s creative intelligence and wisdom in our care and love for Mother Earth.
Pari Islanders fighting the occupation of their territory were given a glimmer of hope last month after a prominent environmental defender, Pak Sulaiman, was found not guilty of a land breach.
Over 20 leading NGOs working on corporate transparency have published a statement calling on EU policy-makers to define companies’ disclosure obligations on sustainability issues on the occasion of tomorrow’s high-level conference on the future of corporate reporting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.
Du 10 au 15 septembre 2017, s’est tenu à Yaoundé, dans la salle de conférence du Monastère Bénédiction du Mont Fébé, l’atelier de lancement du projet « Navigateur Autochtone : Données des Peuples Autochtones », co-organisé par Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) et l’Association Okani, avec l’appui financier de l’Union Européenne (UE). Cet évènement a connu la participation de la plateforme GBABANDI (des membres de l’ASBAK, ABAWONI, ADEBAKA, ABEGUENI, ARBO, Bouma Bo Kpode, CADDAP, l’Association Okani), et des médias.
Amicus Curiae Brief submitted by Global Justice Centre of New York and Forest Peoples Programme to the Constitutional Court of Peru in the Case of the Santa Clara Native Community of Uchunya v. Regional Government of Ucayali and the company Plantaciones de Pucallpa
"Currently, we, the indigenous people, traditional villagers and forest people, and the places where we are living are under pressure and face sustained injustice and social tension due to large-scale “development’ activities conducted by plantation and commercial logging companies."
From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressin
Three interlinked environmental catastrophes are facing the world, and a fourth crisis highlights where the solution lies: