Published by World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
Joint letter to Mr Heiko Lieder, FSC International
In collaboration with the United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), FPP submitted a supplementary report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to provide information to the Commission on the human rights situation of the Batwa in Uganda.
Madam Chair, Honourable Commissioners, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for this opportunity to address the Commission on behalf of the Forest Peoples Programme. May I first commend the Commission for its ongoing work on indigenous peoples and in particular the excellent sensitisation seminar on the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa organised by the Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations, which took place in Yaounde, Cameroon in September 2006.
FPP analysis of the Liberian Forestry Law within the context of international human rights and environmental law. The report recommends retaining the current moratorium on timber exportation until issues such as land tenure and community rights have been clearly defined and safeguards are in place to ensure that income from logging will benefit the people of Liberia.
An NGO report submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Working Group on indigenous populations/communities
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ RightsWorking Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/CommunitiesKairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia Request regarding the violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ RightsWorking Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/CommunitiesKairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia
Request regarding the violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Kairaba Avenue P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia
Request regarding violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities regarding the systematic, pervasive and widespread violations of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in DRC that have given rise to a threat of immediate and irreparable harm.
Purpose: to assist the Committee to formulate questions to the Rwandan State with regard to its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Contribution to the implementation of Article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Four Baka communities mapped their use of their forests using GIS. These maps, together with an outline of the local administrative and socio-political structures and a record of Baka beliefs and rituals, identify the tension between communities’ customary forest use and conservation objectives. This report aims to help improve implementation of the CBD in Cameroon.
regarding widespread, persistent and systematic violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against indigenous peoples in the DRC
Published as part of a series on indigenous peoples' health commissioned by The Lancet.
The series, and additional research papers and testimonies, are freely available online at www.thelancet.com
We are completely neglected and forgotten. Even our wives do not have access to midwives. They are permanently exposed to death because of lack of care during their pregnancy and deliveries. This came with the so-called modern life into which we were dragged. It did not exist when we were living in our natural environment. We had so many plants for such problems... Twa man from Kalehe district, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Based on a review of the situation in Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, Honduras, Indonesia, and Nicaragua, this report explores how the newly popular policy of forest law enforcement (FLEG) can be made an opportunity rather than a threat to forest peoples.CIFOR
Mr Huguet Antoine Head of Forest and Wood Department EUROCERTIFOR - BVQI 60 avenue du Général de Gaulle 92046 Paris La Défense Cedex France
Ref: FSC Certification of Wijma logging concession UFA 09-021, Cameroon