IWGIA, Plan Finland and Plan Cameroon have published a report about the indigenous Baka living in Cameroon entitled What Future for the Baka? Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Livelihood Opportunities in south-east Cameroon. The report looks at the human rights situation of the indigenous hunter / gatherers of south-east Cameroon and their livelihood opportunities.
Many statements from indigenous peoples organisations were made on the occasion of the 50th African Commission session held in Banjul in October 2011. As well as the implementation of the 2010 African Commission’s decision regarding the Endorois in Kenya, the situation of indigenous women in Burundi and Kenya were addressed. Burundi was also examined under the state reporting procedure, which raised issues pertaining to the rights of indigenous peoples.
Provides information on the situation of the indigenous Batwa people of Uganda and comments on Uganda's First Periodic Report to the Commission
For The Indigenous World 2009, IWGIA's YearbookPublished April 2009
This report is part of a series of country-specific reports produced by the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities.
This report is part of a series of country-specific reports produced by the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities.The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) adopted this report at its 43rd Ordinary Session, 7-22 May 2008
Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights in Africa, heard directly from indigenous women about the difficulties that they and their communities face, at a special event held at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
Forest peoples and indigenous women speak out at the 44th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights - Nigeria
Des peuples des forêts et des femmes autochtones prennent la parole à la 44ème Session ordinaire de la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples - Nigéria
Report for The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's Yearbook
Report by Lucy Mulvagh for The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's YearbookPublished July 2007Link to the full publication on IWGIA's website
Report by Lucy Mulvagh for The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's Yearbook
Report on Indigenous People in Uganda. Published in The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's Yearbook pages 477-481.
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.
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At the International Conference on Peace, Security, Democracy and Development in the Great Lakes region in November 2004, 11 heads of state signed an agreement to end conflicts in the Great Lakes region, although the strategy to implement the declaration have yet to be agreed in inter-ministerial meetings during 2005.Despite this, conflicts continued to rage throughout the region, particularly in eastern DRC. There were signs of improving regional relations when the Congolese authorities signed separate joint verification mechanisms to improve border security with Rwanda and Uganda, while in August DRC, Rwanda and Uganda agreed to disarm groups operating within their territories within the year. Nevertheless, hostilities resumed in November when Rwanda’s President Kagame announced they would invade DRC again to disarm and repatriate Hutu militants because the Congolese authorities were not acting quickly enough to do so.
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The Twa of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park were evicted from their traditional lands in the name of wildlife conservation. This book details their case in both the African context and that of emerging and established international norms and principles of indigenous peoples' rights.
ISBN 87-90730-31-3 142 pages Published by FPP and IWGIA