Les défenseurs des droits humains et des peuples autochtones en visite dans l'UE appellent à une meilleure protection des droits dans le secteur des produits agricoles et à des politiques « sans déforestation » de commerce et d'investissement

AMSTERDAM- (15 février 2018) Quatorze dirigeants et défenseurs des droits humains provenant de pays forestiers ont lancé aujourd'hui un appel à l'action et un rapport complet sur les mesures à prendre pour protéger les défenseurs des droits humains et proposer des solutions axées sur les dr

Defensores de los derechos humanos e indígenas que visitan la UE exigen protecciones para los derechos más sólidas en las empresas de productos agrícolas y en las políticas para el comercio y la inversión libre de deforestación

A delegation of 14 indigenous leaders and human rights defenders from Africa, Asia, and South America have written a statement to the EU, after a 3-day forum on local solutions for closing the gap between policy and practice in the global agro-commodity trade.

Press release: UN Racial Discrimination Committee recommends Suriname's urgent action to recognize and respect the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples and Maroons

The forested interior of Suriname is home to Amazonian Indians and so-called Maroons, descendants of escaped African slaves who recreated societies in Suriname’s hinterland in the 17th and 18th centuries. These peoples have long complained that they suffer persistent and pervasive racial discrimination that is particularly evident in the government’s failure to recognize their rights to their ancestral lands, which have instead been parcelled out to loggers, miners and as protected areas. Last week, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination agreed with them for a second time in a year.

Press release: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requests that Suriname suspend logging and mining concessions in Saramaka Maroon territory

On August 8, 2002, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a request to the Government of Suriname asking that it “take appropriate measures to suspend all concessions, including permits and licenses for logging and mine exploration and other natural resource development activity on lands used and occupied by the 12 Saramaka clans