In a letter to the Malaysian Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities, FPP and SawitWatch seek clarifications of the government's policies on oil palm and the protection of the customary rights of indigenous peoples. Just as the Federal Ministry seeks to allay international concerns about oil palm expansion, the Sarawak government has announced plans to double the extent of oil palm estates, including 'aggressive development' on customary lands.
The new orders show that while Suriname has partially complied with the Court's judgment, it has failed to comply with the most crucial of those orders and that it has not fully complied with the Court's jurisprudence on collective land rights in a number of respects.
only available in Spanish
A guide for indigenous peoples to the concepts underlying REDD(+), the international negotiations, financing systems and the relevance of UNDRIP to these proposed initiatives.
Students from the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law traveled to Costa Rica in the spring of 2010 to investigate the proposed creation of the largest hydroelectric project of its kind in Central America and its impact on the indigenous Teribe people. In violation of international human rights law, the Costa Rican government is proceeding without the consultation with and the free, prior and informed consent of the Teribe people who live on the proposed site. The Human Rights Clinic published the following report in English and in Spanish: Swimming Against the Current: The Teribe Peoples and the El Diquis Hydroelectric Project in Costa Rica
Paragraphs 39-40 contain recommendations towards the rights of Batwa women.
On Monday 18th October, FPP and its indigenous and local community partners together with the CBD Secretariat, hosted a side event on customary sustainable use, which is the focus of CBD Article 10(c).
Synthesis Paper - Customary sustainable use of biodiversity by indigenous peoples and local communities: Examples, challenges, community initiatives and recommendations relating to CBD Article 10(c)
A Synthesis Paper based on Case Studies from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Suriname and Thailand.
From 27-29 September, 2010, the Mexican government hosted the “International Technical Workshop of Indigenous Peoples and States (Norway, Denmark, Peru, Bolivia, Maldives, Tuvalu, and Panama) on the UNFCCC Negotiations" in Xcaret, during which regional representatives of the Indigenous Caucus developed proposals for outcomes at UNFCCC COP 16.
World Bank president responds to joint NGO letter on palm oil sector strategy, promising an extension in the process