FPP has published two new publications; 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples' and 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia'.
Read more about them below.
This insightful study by Forest Peoples Programme, SawitWatch, Samdhana Institute and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) documents in detail, and for the first time, the way oil palm plantations are now expanding in very different ways across South East Asia as a whole. The study complements better known experiences in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea with new case studies of the processes of oil palm expansion in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The majority of South East Asian countries have plural legal systems and to some extent custom is recognised as a source of rights in the constitutions and laws of a number of them. This study by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) aims to strengthen regional understanding of plural legal regimes and how they can be used to strengthen the use of custom as a source of rights and in conflict resolution, while avoiding as far as possible the pitfalls of intrusive recognition.