Human rights court instructs Suriname to compensate victims of massacre
After nearly ten years of struggle and a prolonged legal campaign, the N'djuka Maroon community of Moiwana won a landmark victory against brutal government oppression.
An FPP review of early lessons flowing from REDD planning and activities in Guyana. It finds that more genuine attention must be paid to land tenure and rights issues. FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series
Published in ECO : The voice of the civil society community in the international environmental conventionsVOLUME 26, ISSUE 16 November 2009www.cbdalliance.org
Civil society organisations recommend that actions being taken by the President of the World Bank Group to ensure sustainable environmental and social practices in palm oil development for the IFC be equally applied to the WBG’s public sector investments.Letter from civil society organisations to World Bank President4 November 2009
In collaboration with the Forest Peoples Programme
Convocan de urgencia comisión de alto nivel entre el Gobierno, la Hunt Oil y los indígenas Al menos unos doscientos indígenas de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri se encuentran concentrados en Salvación, capital de la provincia del Manu, en Madre de Dios, al suroriente del Perú, para exigir el retiro de la compañía estadounidense Hunt Oil de su territorio.
Part of FPP's series on Forest Peoples and Protected Areas focusing on Suriname Eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples’ rights with regards to protected areas since 2003.
This briefing provides an update on private sector proposals to develop plantation, conservation and REDD schemes on the Kampar Peninsular, Riau Province, in Indonesia. It highlights how the rights and views of communities have so far not been given priority and recommends rights-based approaches and dialogue between affected rights holders and other parties to avoid conflict and promote sustainable forest and climate schemes.
Part of FPP's Rights, forests and climate briefing series.
This report summarises the findings of a field investigation and legal study which shows how voluntary efforts by companies to set aside areas for community livelihoods and for conservation are being frustrated by the ill-fit between the RSPO's procedures - using the 'High Conservation Values' approach - and national laws and procedures. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is to meet in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 November 2009.
Collective memorandum submitted to the Participants Committee of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) by a range of NGOs and indigenous peoples’ organisations, highlighting the key failures and weaknesses apparent in the World Bank's application of appropriate safeguard procedures in funding being provided through the FCPF
Cover letter submitted with the memorandum, above, to the Participants Committee of the FCPF
After 15 months in operation, and despite recent commitments to respect forest dwellers' rights, the FCPF is still not following its own standards and procedures. This briefing looks at the main issues and provides recommendations to remedy failings in the FCPF.FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series
This review of the FIP - part of a bundle of World Bank climate-related finance initiatives - identifies significant risks posed by the FIP to the lives and livelihoods of indigenous peoples and traditional forest dwellers.FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series
Public statement by Amnesty International
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
Delivered at the opening plenary of the 7th Session of the AWG-LCA Bangkok, Thailandby Estebancio de Castro, Co-chair