New paper by Marcus Colchester: Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable production and conservation on forest peoples’ lands

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.

Two agri-business firms suspended in Palawan, Philippines

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.

It’s forest that we can live from, not oil palm

Jakarta – A civil society coalition took action outside the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Friday (23/03/2018), protesting a permit to release state forest land near the Wosimi River in Naikere and Kuriwamesa subdistricts of Wondama Bay Regency, Papua Barat which was issued to an oil palm company, PT Menara Wasior.

Es del bosque del que podemos vivir, no de la palma de aceite

Yakarta - Una coalición de la sociedad civil tomó acción afuera del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Bosques el viernes (23/03/2018), protestando por un permiso para liberar tierras forestales estatales cerca del río Wosimi en los subdistritos Naikere y Kuriwamesa de la regenci

FPP Statement: The inclusion of key human rights defenders on the ‘terrorist’ petition in the Philippines is an unacceptable attack on the international human rights system

The Forest Peoples Programme is shocked and dismayed at the inclusion of key human rights defenders in the recent Philippines Government petition labelling a large number of individuals in the Philippines as ‘terrorists’. The inclusion of these individuals, and those similarly dedicated to the peaceful realisation of human rights, constitutes an attack on the struggle of indigenous peoples for equitable realisation of their rights, including their rights to lands, resources, cultures and collective futures.

Declaración del FPP: La inclusión de destacados defensores de los derechos humanos en una petición del Gobierno de Filipinas calificándolos de «terroristas» es un ataque inaceptable al sistema internacional de derechos humanos

El Forest Peoples Programme (Programa para los Pueblos de los Bosques) es una organización de defensa de los derechos humanos que durante décadas se ha dedicado a trabajar con organizaciones y movimientos indígenas y de pueblos de los bosques para promover los derechos humanos.

Thai Government reminded again of human rights obligations

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has again reminded the Royal Thai Government of its human rights obligations towards the Karen people in Kaeng Krachan National Park, and more widely to support and promote the retention and celebration of Karen culture as per the Royal Thai Government resolu

Llamamientos a una mayor protección de los derechos indígenas en el sector de los agronegocios del sudeste de Asia

“Para los pueblos indígenas el medio ambiente está estrechamente vinculado a todos los aspectos de su vida y su supervivencia, por lo que son los pilares de una gobernanza ambiental sólida”, fueron las palabras de bienvenida de Tan Sri Razali Ismail, de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Malasia (SUHAKUM), a los asistentes a la 6.ª Conferencia del Sudeste Asiático sobre los Derechos Humanos y los Agronegocios.