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.
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
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
Statement issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People, Geneva
Comunicado del Relator Especial de las NU sobre pueblos indígenas, Ginebra
Urgent action request issued by the World Rainforest Movement
For summary Workshop Report - see Related Reports
Amid growing concerns regarding top-down climate and low carbon development policies, Amerindian leaders met in Georgetown to identify risks and opportunities stemming from these initiatives. This document contains a summary of the discussions and the outcome of the meeting.
Letter by Forest Peoples Programme to the President of Peru
Please take action today
Por favor responder los más pronto posible
To send the full model letter send the letter via your local Peruvian embassy or via fax to the Council of Ministers see http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Peru
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Indigenous peoples' statement on regional infrastructure development plans for the Guiana Shield region
Given that indigenous peoples are the traditional owners of a large percentage of the world's remaining forests, this article raises the issue of the extent to which the various proposals for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) or Avoided Deforestation (AD) must account for and respect indigenous peoples' rights.