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The Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Forest Peoples in Central Africa Statement by the Forest Peoples Programme made to the 40th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights 15-29 November 2006, Banjul, The Gambia

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.

Liberia's forestry law in an international context - Reasons for concern

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.

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, October 2006

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.

Protecting and encouraging customary use of biological resources by the Baka in the west of the Dja Biosphere Reserve - Cameroon 10(c) Case Study

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.

The Health Situation of Women and Children in Central African Pygmy Peoples - May 2006

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)[2]

Request for evidence of compliance by Wijma with FSC certification obligations in logging concession UFA 09-021 in Cameroon - February 2006 FPP letter to the certification organisation EUROCERTIFOR - BVQI

Mr Huguet Antoine Head of Forest and Wood Department EUROCERTIFOR - BVQI 60 avenue du Général de Gaulle 92046 Paris La Défense Cedex France

Eurocertiforbvqi@fr.bureauveritas.com Antoine.huguet@fr.bureauveritas.com Caroline.duhesme@fr.bureauveritas.com

28/02/2006

Dear Colleagues,

Ref: FSC Certification of Wijma logging concession UFA 09-021, Cameroon