focusing on indigenous peoples' rights and extractive industriesby Forest Peoples Programme and Tebtebba Foundation
Synthesis by Prof. Jeovah Meireles, Forum in Defense of the Coastal Zone of Ceara, Brazil, (FDZCC)
Press release (available in Spanish only)
Letter from the UN Racial Discrimination Committee (CERD) to the Permanent Mission of Brazil
see related report: 'Submission to the UN Racial Discrimination Committee (CERD) on the situation of indigenous and tribal peoples in Suriname', June 2006
and Follow-Up on Brazil's State Party Report (CERD/C/431/Add.8)submitted by the Conselho Indígena de Roraima, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, The Rainforest Foundation US, and the Forest Peoples Programme
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest public multilateral lender in Latin America, enabling huge infrastructional projects. This briefing evaluates the IDB's policy on respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and protecting their territories from destructive development.
Wa Wiizi - Wa Kaduzu Our territory - Our Custom Customary Use of Biological Resources and Related Traditional Practices within Wapichan Territory in Guyana - an indigenous case study
This study summarises how the Wapichan people in Guyana customarily use biological resources within their traditional territory in the South Rupununi, and explores the opportunities and challenges relating to effective implementation of article 10(c) of the CBD at the local and national level.
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
Decision of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Case 12.338 Twelve Saramaka Clans (Suriname)
Interpretation of the 15 June 2005 judgement on the preliminary objections, merits and reparations (Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights)
Separate opinion of Judge A. A. Cançado Trindade
Marauny Na’na Emandobo / Lokono Shikwabana (“Marowijne – our territory”) - Traditional use and management of the Lower Marowijne area by the Kaliña and Lokono
Conceived as a tool to aid Suriname to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this report describes traditional methods of hunting, fishing, house- and boat-building and also details the customary laws and practices followed by these peoples to ensure that their use of the flora and fauna safeguards the rich biodiversity of the area.
on the adoption of racially discriminatory legislation by the Republic of Guyana