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The Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Paraguay: Their lands and the Laws that Would Protect Them

On 12 November 2015, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and its partner in Paraguay, the Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) released a companion set of reports describing the current situation of indigenous people, their lands, resources, and territories in Paraguay, along with the national legal framework that is meant to respect, promote and protect their rights.  Many have argued that the last big “land grab” with respect to indigenous lands, resources and territories will not be from large infrastructure projects, but from conservation and resource protection initiatives.

La situation des peuples autochtones au Paraguay : leurs terres et les lois qui les protégeraient

Le 12 novembre 2015, le Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) et son partenaire au Paraguay, la Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) ont publié un ensemble de rapports décrivant la situation actuelle des peuples autochtones, de leurs terres, ressources et territoires au Paraguay, ainsi que le cadre juridique national censé respecter, promouvoir et protéger leurs droits. Beaucoup ont affirmé que le dernier grand « accaparement » des terres, ressources et territoires autochtones ne viendra pas des grands projets d’infrastructures, mais des initiatives de conservation et de protection des ressources.

Indigenous peoples in Paraguay recommend action on land rights and national legal reforms to uphold community rights, slow deforestation and protect the climate

Two new reports launched today by the Paraguayan Federation of Indigenous Peoples (FAPI) call for greater recognition of land rights and legislative reforms to secure community collective rights to land, tackle deforestation, curb land use emissions and harmonise national laws with international obligations to uphold human rights.