Recursos

Indigenous peoples’ organisations submit inputs on Indonesia for the UN Universal Periodic Review

The national indigenous peoples’ alliance in Indonesia, the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have submitted a critical update to the UN Human Council’s Universal Periodic Review as the HRC prepares to review the human rights situation in Indonesia. Important threats to the security of indigenous peoples in the country are highlighted, as are recent legal changes in the country.

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.

Indonesia: President renews his pledge to protect indigenous peoples’ rights

7th July 2015: In a recent meeting with the national indigenous peoples’ alliance (AMAN), the Indonesian President vowed to support the Bill on the Recognition and Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, which has languished in the legislature for several years.  He also committed to setting up a Task Force on Indigenous Peoples and promised to release indigenous persons unfairly criminalized for pursuing their livelihoods.

Mining the Womb of the Earth: Struggles of Indigenous Women against destructive mining

This publication, published by AIPP, is a collection of stories of struggle of some indigenous women in Asia who directly face the negative impacts of mining. This publication is part of the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network (IPHRD Net) efforts to inform actors and stakeholders of the efforts of indigenous women and their communities to address violations of their rights, particularly their collective rights as indigenous peoples. The IPHRD Net is supported by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

Reseña literaria por Joji Cariño: « Pancur Kasih Empowerment Movement » y « Pancur Kasih Credit Union »

Consciente del valor histórico de la documentación, el Pancur Kasih Empowerment Movement (GPPK por sus siglas en indonesio) (Movimiento de Empoderamiento Pancur Kasih) pone por escrito la experiencia de sus 30 años de trabajo sirviendo de fuente de aprendizaje a generaciones presentes y futuras del GPPK, así como a activistas y organizaciones de pueblos indígenas del resto del mundo.

- Hitos de la labor del GPPK en respuesta a los problemas de la comunidad Dayak (1981-2011)

Introducción

Revue littéraire par Joji Cariño : « Pancur Kasih Empowerment Movement » et « Pancur Kasih Credit Union »

Conscient de la valeur historique de la documentation, le Mouvement d’émancipation Pancur Kasih (GPPK) consigne les expériences de ses trente années de travail comme outil d’apprentissage pour les générations présentes et futures de GPPK, les militants et les organisations de peuples autochtones ailleurs dans le monde.

- Jalons dans le travail de GPPK en réponse aux problèmes de la communauté dayak (1981-2011)

Introduction

FPP E-Newsletter October 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The principle that the enjoyment of human rights is both the means and the goal of development, highlights the importance of human rights monitoring as a means for empowering rights-holders to exercise their rights, whilst holding States and other actors accountable for their human rights obligations.   

E-Boletín FPP Octubre 2013 (PDF Version)

Queridos amigos: 

El principio de que el disfrute de los derechos humanos es a la vez el medio y el objetivo del desarrollo resalta la importancia de la supervisión de los derechos humanos como medio para empoderar a sus titulares  para que los ejerzan, al tiempo que exigen a los Estados y otros agentes que rindan cuentas de sus obligaciones relacionadas con los derechos humanos.  

Bulletin d'information FPP Octobre 2013 (PDF Version)

Chers amis, 

Le principe selon lequel la jouissance des droits humains constitue à la fois le moyen et l’objectif du développement souligne l’importance du suivi des droits humains comme un moyen de permettre aux détenteurs de droits d’exercer leurs droits, tout en rendant les États et les autres acteurs responsables de leurs obligations en matière de droits humains. 

Bloomberg: One Word May Save Indonesia’s Forests

Source: Bloomberg

Indonesia’s forest and peatland fires have flared up again this season, sending smoke and haze from the island of Sumatra north across the Malacca Strait to Malaysia. The fires are now an annual consequence of the mismanagement of Indonesia’s forests. With the removal of a single word from the country’s constitution, however, that may change for the better.

Request for Further Consideration of the Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Merauke, Papua Province, Indonesia, under the UN CERD's Urgent Action and Early Warning Procedures. 25 July 2013

The subject of this request is the extreme harm caused to indigenous Papuans by the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate project (the MIFEE project), a State-initiated, agro-industrial mega-project implemented by a variety of corporate entities that, to-date, encompasses around 2.5 million hectares of traditional indigenous lands in Merauke. The affected indigenous peoples have already lost a considerable area of their lands due to acquisition by these companies and conversion to plantations of one kind or another. The irreparable harm they have already experienced continues to expand and intensify as more companies commence operations. 

El Presidente de Indonesia se compromete a reconocer los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas a sus territorios

En una importante declaración en una reunión internacional de algunos de los mayores compradores del aceite de palma y la pulpa de papel de Indonesia, su presidente Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono anunció nuevas medidas para contener la deforestación. Aceptando la responsabilidad de la «neblina» peor de lo normal generada por la quema de árboles en plantaciones de Sumatra, que ha hecho la vida imposible a los habitantes de Singapur y el sur de Malasia (así como de la propia Sumatra), el Presidente vinculó la necesidad de fortalecer el control de los bosques con la de asegurar los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades que dependen de ellos.

Le Président indonésien s’engage à reconnaître les droits collectifs des peuples autochtones à leurs territoires

Dans une déclaration importante à l’occasion d’une rencontre internationale réunissant quelques-uns des principaux acheteurs d’huile de palme et de pâte à papier indonésiennes du monde, le Président indonésien, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a annoncé de nouvelles mesures pour freiner la déforestation. Acceptant la responsabilité du « brouillard » annuel plus épais que d’habitude dû aux incendies de forêt dans les plantations à Sumatra, qui ont assombri les vies des résidents de Singapour et du Sud de la Malaisie (ainsi que de Sumatra même), le Président a associé la nécessité de renforcer le contrôle des forêts à la nécessité de garantir les droits des communautés tributaires de la forêt et des peuples autochtones.

Constitutional Court ruling restores indigenous peoples' rights to their customary forests in Indonesia

In what may well prove to be a historic judgment for Indonesia's indigenous peoples, the Constitutional Court in Jakarta ruled today that the customary forests of indigenous peoples should not be classed as falling in 'State Forest Areas', paving the way for a wider recognition of indigenous peoples' rights in the archipelago. The judgment was made in response to a petition filed with the court by the national indigenous peoples' organisation AMAN (Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara) some 14 months ago. AMAN had objected to the way the 1999 Forestry Act treats indigenous peoples' 'customary forests'  as providing only weak use-rights within State Forest Areas. The judgment now opens the way for a major reallocation of forests back to the indigenous peoples who have long occupied them and looked after them. The Government's own statistics revealed last year that there are some 32,000 villages whose lands overlap areas classed as 'State Forest Areas'.