Human rights court instructs Suriname to compensate victims of massacre
After nearly ten years of struggle and a prolonged legal campaign, the N'djuka Maroon community of Moiwana won a landmark victory against brutal government oppression.
Public statement by Amnesty International
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), one of the specialised agencies of the United Nations, has released its new policy on working with indigenous peoples. The policy respects and upholds the principle of free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples.
Twelve Saramaka Clans (Lös) - Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname
See links below for full documentation in date order (most recent first)
Report of the Victims' Representatives to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Saramaka People on Monitoring Implementation of the Judgment of 27 Nov 2007
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples by Women Action for Development, Manipur, India, and the Forest Peoples Programme
Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the process of drafting Nepal's new constitution. Submitted by ten indigenous peoples organisations and FPP
Submission by by the United NGOs Mission Manipur (a network of 235 indigenous peoples' organisations from North East India) and Forest Peoples Programme
Report summarizes events that have taken place since February 2009, including an important Supreme Court decision which had the immediate effect of allowing for the removal of the remaining non-indigenous occupants from RSS, but which may have negative impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil as a whole in the long run.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme
Report about the grave situation over the last two months in the Amazon resulting in numerous deaths, injuries and disappeared persons. Information provided in support of CERD's forthcoming review of the Achuar matter, as well as in the context of their comprehensive examination of Peru’s latest periodic report, scheduled for the August 2009 session.Submission by FECONACO, Racimos and Forest Peoples Programme
Submitted by United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
Statement issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People, Geneva
Comunicado del Relator Especial de las NU sobre pueblos indígenas, Ginebra
Part of FPP's series on:Land rights and the forest peoples of Africa - Historical, legal and anthropological perspectivesA series of five country studies, plus a broad overview, examining indigenous peoples' land rights in the forested countries of Africa.