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PRESS RELEASE: Call for Action - Indonesian Government must address violation of community's rights

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Himbauan Aksi: Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggaran terhadap hak-hak masyarakat

Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggran hak asasi manusia di Long Isun, Mahakam Hulu, Indonesia-Deklarasi dari sebuah pertemuan internasional. 

Delegasi dari Afrika, Asia dan Amerika Latin mendengar langsung kesaksian dari perkembangan yang membahayakan masyarakat kehutanan di seluruh dunia. Dari Indonesia, banyak kasus memperlihatkan bagaimana rencana dan kebijakan pemerintah lebih menguntungkan kepentingan dari perusahaan-perusahaan besar yang dapat mengakibatkan kerugian pada masyarakat yang tidak terlindungi dengan baik.

JUMPA PERS: RSPO memutuskan Wilmar telah melanggar hak-hak masyarakat adat Kapa dari Sumatera Barat

Panel Pengaduan RSPO baru saja mendapatkan temuan, yang mendukung pengaduan terhadap raksasa minyak sawit, Wilmar International, bahwa perusahaan tersebut memang secara tidak sah telah mengambilalih tanah masyarakat adat Kapa tanpa persetujuan masyarakat bersangkutan. Di bulan Oktober 2014, masyarakat Kapa, yang merupakan masyarakat adat dari Sumatera Barat, telah mengajukan pengaduan resmi kepada RSPO yang menyatakan bahwa anak perusahaan Wilmar International, PT PHP1, telah mengambil alih sebagian tanah adat mereka dan membangun perkebunan sawit tanpa persetujuan masyarakat. 

Secure territorial rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge must be central to post-conflict initiatives to save the Colombian Amazon and achieve sustainable development

Bogotá, April 25: A new report “Deforestation and indigenous peoples rights in the Colombian Amazon” co-published by social justice and environmental NGO DEDISE and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) underlines the critical role of secure land and territorial rights and traditional knowledge in sustaining one of the most culturally and biologically diverse forests on the planet.

Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples’ rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

AIPP calls for greater respect for indigenous rights in the safeguards of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Public Statement, 23 October 2015 – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has called for greater respect for the rights of indigenous peoples inits comments [link to the letter] on the draft Environmental and Social Framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The comments endorsed by 119 organizations from 27 countries include recommendations for stronger safeguard for indigenous peoples.

Nepali Communities Seek Justice for Violations in World Bank Project

Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2015 – Last week an independent investigation revealed serious abuses in a World Bank-funded transmission line project in central Nepal. The Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line runs through indigenous and rural communities, who have been raising concerns about the project for over five years. Though the findings validate community concerns, the World Bank has not committed to correcting the damage caused by its failures in this project.