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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights: FPP Briefing Paper - October 2001

This Briefing was produced with the support of a grant from the Ford Foundation

This briefing paper provides an overview of the African system for the protection of human and peoples’ rights. This system is based upon the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and implemented through the African Commission of the same name. While this system suffers from a number of deficiencies, particularly related to the Commission’s lack of enforcement powers and qualifications to the rights recognised in the African Charter, it is nonetheless a tool that may be of use to Indigenous peoples and organizations in Africa. While an explanation of the procedure for filing a complaint with the Commission is provided here, this briefing paper should not be considered as a complete explanation of the process.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case Study 1: Rwanda

The situation of the Batwa forest dwellers and conservation of the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Natural Forest, RwandaThis study addresses the socio-economic situation of Batwa forest dwellers of the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Natural Forest. It reviews data gathered from a range of sectoral studies, and examines the fundamental activities of the NGOs and other institutions operating in the above zones.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case Study 2: Democratic Republic of Congo

The Bambuti-Batwa and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park: The case of the Barhwa and Babuluko people This case study reviews the situation of the Pygmies and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, located in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The study reviews the historical background to the park, the impacts of the establishment of the park, and makes recommendations about its future management. This case study is based upon evidence gained through interviews with many of the stakeholders from the Pygmy community, the park and the government.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 6: Cameroon – Dja Wildlife Reserve

One forest and two dreams: the constraints imposed on the Baka in Miatta by the Dja Wildlife Reserve.The objective of this study is to gain an understanding, using a local case, of how local communities perceive the constraints imposed upon them by the presence of a conservation project near to their territory.The study was based upon data collected during April and May 2001 in Miatta village, which is situated on the southern periphery of the Dja Wildlife Reserve.THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN INTO CHAPTERS FOR THE WEBSITE.

Sold Down the River. The need to control transnational forestry corporations: a European case study.

BOOK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST FROM FPP OFFICE: info@forestpeoples.org

The EU's role in forest resource management is examined in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Profiles of 16 European-owned companies illustrate their impacts on the local populations, the environment and the economy.

73 pages   Paperback   Published by Forests Monitor

Ogiek Chronology 1991-2001

1991- 94

  • The Ogiek ancestral lands were opened up for settlement besides the opening of closed schools and gazetting of locations and wards.
  • Exodus of the new settlers to the Ogiek ancestral lands.

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