Request for consideration of the situation of indigenous peoples of the Aru Islands, Indonesia

Request for consideration of the situation of indigenous peoples of the Aru Islands, Indonesia

In order to avoid imminent and irreparable harm, the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), the national indigenous peoples’ organization of Indonesia, and Forest Peoples Programme respectfully request that the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) considers the situation of the Aru indigenous peoples of the Aru Islands District, Moluccas Province, under the its early warning and urgent action procedure.

This situation concerns the Republic of Indonesia’s authorization of massive, industrial sugar cane plantations over the majority of the Aru indigenous peoples’ ancestral territory and the lack of effective legal guarantees for their rights.

Request for Consideration of the Situation of Indigenous Peoples of the Aru Islands, Indonesia, under the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure

Bahasa Indonesia:

Permohonan untuk Pertimbangan atas Situasi Masyarakat Adat Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia, di bawah Prosedur Peringatan Dini dan Aksi Mendesak Komite Penghapusan Diskriminasi Rasial