FPP's report of activities for its charitable arm, over the year 2001
Thematic paper prepared for a workshop on 'Indigenous peoples, private sector natural resource, energy and mining companies and human rights'
This study, prepared under contract with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), provides a concise overview of the information available on the land rights of indigenous peoples, with a focus on those in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
This statement was jointly issued by representatives of the National Adivasi Coordination Committee, Bangladesh Adivasi Forum, Hill Tracts NGO Forum, Committee for the Protection of Forest and Land Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Hill Women's Federation, Rakhain Development Foundation, Mro Social Council, Tripura Kalyan Foundation, Khashia Students’ Association, Bawm Social Council, Trinamul Unnayan Sangstha, Zabarang Kalyan Samiti, Abima Garo Youth Association (AGYA), Society for Environment & Human Development (SEHD) and Taungya, and included representatives of the Bawm, Chakma, Garo, Khasi, Marma, Mro, Rakhain, Santal, Tanchangya and Tripura peoples from different parts of Bangladesh. The list of signatories is annexed hereto.
Legal briefing November 2001 (NB: briefing updated in February 2004)
FPP article also published in American University International Law Review Vol 17, No 3
This Briefing was produced with the support of a grant from the Ford Foundation
This briefing paper provides an overview of the African system for the protection of human and peoples’ rights. This system is based upon the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and implemented through the African Commission of the same name. While this system suffers from a number of deficiencies, particularly related to the Commission’s lack of enforcement powers and qualifications to the rights recognised in the African Charter, it is nonetheless a tool that may be of use to Indigenous peoples and organizations in Africa. While an explanation of the procedure for filing a complaint with the Commission is provided here, this briefing paper should not be considered as a complete explanation of the process.
Russian language version (see html version for English translation)
The situation of the Batwa forest dwellers and conservation of the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Natural Forest, RwandaThis study addresses the socio-economic situation of Batwa forest dwellers of the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Natural Forest. It reviews data gathered from a range of sectoral studies, and examines the fundamental activities of the NGOs and other institutions operating in the above zones.
Protected areas and indigenous peoples: the paradox of conservation and survival of the Baka in Moloundou region (south-east Cameroon)This case study focuses on a particular case which illustrates the paradox between the logic of conservation and the survival of indigenous peoples.
The extent of Bagyeli Pygmy involvement in the development and Management Plan of the Campo Ma’an UTO.For the project Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas in Africa, a case study was conducted in the Campo area of south-west Cameroon to assess its impact on Bagyeli Pygmies living in the area.
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The Bambuti-Batwa and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park: The case of the Barhwa and Babuluko people This case study reviews the situation of the Pygmies and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, located in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The study reviews the historical background to the park, the impacts of the establishment of the park, and makes recommendations about its future management. This case study is based upon evidence gained through interviews with many of the stakeholders from the Pygmy community, the park and the government.
This report reviews the activities and main findings generated during a participative consultation by the Forest Peoples Project (FPP) with members of Bagyeli 'Pygmy' communities in south-west Cameroon affected by the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.
One forest and two dreams: the constraints imposed on the Baka in Miatta by the Dja Wildlife Reserve.The objective of this study is to gain an understanding, using a local case, of how local communities perceive the constraints imposed upon them by the presence of a conservation project near to their territory.The study was based upon data collected during April and May 2001 in Miatta village, which is situated on the southern periphery of the Dja Wildlife Reserve.THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN INTO CHAPTERS FOR THE WEBSITE.