Follow-up report on the situation in North East India, requesting that CERD consider the situation under its early warning and urgent action procedure - see original submission to CERD, below(Also see original submission to CERD, below, CERD's Concluding Observations of March 2007, and further Follow-up report, June 2008)
Update on the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol since CERD's review in July 2007, and a request to the Committee to issue a final decision
A review of Uganda's implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas as part of FPP series on Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas
- Unacceptable Weakening of ADB Environmental and Social Standards
- Concerns regarding the Continuation of Public Consultations Based on Deeply Flawed and Missing Documents
A critical briefing compiled to highlight the grave concerns that civil society has regarding the current draft of the ADB's new proposed Safeguard Policy.
FPP letter of protest to the Supreme Court of India
Fergal Keane of the BBC is in Cameroon meeting Baka indigenous peoples who are using new technology to document their traditional use of forests, to map their lands and to monitor and report illegal logging activity.
After an inexplicable delay of 12 months, the Government of India, at long last, notifies the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. This notification means that the Act will be in force from 1st January, 2008. In these 12 months adivasis in various forest areas of the country have been subject to systematic assaults by the forest department and a host of other forces, who did not like the idea of India's forest resources being controlled by the forest dwellers.
Civil society organisations in Peru, Europe and the US request the IFC to carry out due diligence on their own Performance Standards and investigate social, ecological and economic concerns before deciding to fund this project