FPP has lodged a Policy of Association complaint against Roda Mas Group and requested that the group be disassociated from the FSC due to violations of traditional and human rights in their forestry operations. The complaint is brought on behalf of the community of Long Isun, in the Heart of Borneo.
FPP's founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Marcus Colchester, has published a paper on "Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable commodity production and forest conservation on forest peoples’ lands in Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia and Malaysia." The paper is published by Liverpool University Press.
Encouraging investment in Indonesia’s sustainable development may indeed be important, as President Jokowi has said and I agree, but if this development makes people poorer and leads to protest and conflict in our society, then it is self-defeating.
Delegates at the 9th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Subic Bay, the Philippines, released the Bata’an Statement, committing ourselves to continued collaboration on tackling busines
By Marcus Colchester
Indigenous peoples’ organisations and supportive NGOs in Papua have strongly condemned a draft Indonesian Land Law Bill, initially designed to regularise land ownership and encourage sustainable investment.
From 6-9 June 2019, a regional workshop in Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was organised with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme.
FPP and signatory organisations from around the world have sent an Open Letter to WWF International, calling for thorough, fair and transparent investigations into serious allegations of abuses in WWF projects in Cameroon, Nepal, India and elsewhere.
In a controversial press statement, the Indonesian Government has misrepresented an IUCN report to justify its own agenda to plant more palm oil and cast doubt as to the validity of claims of the palm oil c
Tropical forests in Borneo are under major threat from deforestation from planned infra-structure development, says a new report published today.
"Currently, we, the indigenous people, traditional villagers and forest people, and the places where we are living are under pressure and face sustained injustice and social tension due to large-scale “development’ activities conducted by plantation and commercial logging companies."
FPP would like to celebrate a heartening achievement by one of our partners CALG (Coalition Against Land Grabbing) in securing the suspension of an agribusiness development until impact assessments and FPIC are fully respected.
A Supreme Court ruling has found that indigenous peoples who were forcibly evicted from their land in 2011 are to be given monetary compensation, rather than the return of their land.
More than 200 Indonesian organisations have sent an open letter to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the President of the Council of the European Union, and Leaders of the EU Member States highlighting the harmful impacts of the palm oil sector in Indonesia.
Más de 200 organizaciones indonesias han enviado una carta abierta al presidente de la República de Indonesia, al presidente del Consejo de la Unión Europea y a los líderes de los Estados miembros de la Unión Europea destacando los impactos perjudiciales del sector del aceite de
Lebih dari 200 organisasi Indonesia telah mengirim sepucuk surat terbuka kepada Presiden Republik Indonesia, Presiden Dewan Uni Eropa, dan Para Pimpinan Negara Anggota Uni Eropa yang menyoroti dampak berbahaya dari sektor minyak sawit di Indonesia.
In the late 19th Century, a large group of Dayak Bahau settled on the Meraseh river, a tributary of the Upper Mahakam in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. For a century, they remained largely undisturbed at Long Isun until the 1980s when the government resettled them to the banks of the Mahakam river.
A finales del siglo XIX un numeroso grupo de Dayak Bahau se asentó junto al río Meraseh, un afluente del Alto Mahakam en Kalimantan Oriental, Indonesia. Durante un siglo vivieron en Long Isun sin apenas ser perturbados, hasta que en los años 80 del siglo XX el Gobierno los reasentó en las riberas del río de Mahakam.