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.
An FPP review of early lessons flowing from REDD planning and activities in Guyana. It finds that more genuine attention must be paid to land tenure and rights issues. FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series
Convocan de urgencia comisión de alto nivel entre el Gobierno, la Hunt Oil y los indígenas Al menos unos doscientos indígenas de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri se encuentran concentrados en Salvación, capital de la provincia del Manu, en Madre de Dios, al suroriente del Perú, para exigir el retiro de la compañía estadounidense Hunt Oil de su territorio.
Part of FPP's series on Forest Peoples and Protected Areas focusing on Suriname Eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples’ rights with regards to protected areas since 2003.
Report by the indigenous federation, FECONACO (one of the submitting organisations), regarding the grave environmental damage resulting from the oil exploration in their lands and the continued failure of the government to remedy the violations presented to the Committee - only available in Spanish
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
Comunicación de prensa de FENAMAD
Comments on the draft Readiness Preparation Proposal (RPP) September 2009A. Strengths:The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) notes several important and helpful revisions to previous R-Plan now known as the RPP, including:
This series of eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples' rights with regards to protected areas since 2003. By considering the views of governments, funding agencies, conservation organisations and indigenous peoples' organisations, these studies assesses the extend to which recommendations and resolutions from the Durban 2003 World Parks Congress, the 4th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona and the Convention on Biological Diversity have been followed up on and enacted.
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
Comunicado de prensa
Statement issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People, Geneva
Comunicado del Relator Especial de las NU sobre pueblos indígenas, Ginebra