Case Merits: The Kaliña and Lokono Peoples of Suriname

This report concerns the merits of a petition received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) on February 16, 2007.

The petition alleges that the State of Suriname has violated the rights protected in Articles 3 (right to judicial personality), 21 (right to property) and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights in connection with Articles 1 and 2 thereof to the prejudice of the Kaliña and Lokono peoples.

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.   

FPP E-Newsletter July 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

Mutual recognition, mutual respect and mutual benefit are among the desirable attributes of all human relationships. Indigenous peoples and other forest peoples also expect these qualities in their relationships with others – be they governments, private corporations, NGOs or other indigenous peoples’ organisations and communities. This issue of Forest Peoples Programme’s E-Newsletter reports on the state of various relationships between forest peoples and different institutions – as these are forged, tested or broken –in the course of assertions for upholding basic human rights, social justice and solidarity.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Two Cases from Suriname

This report describes how the concept of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been experienced in Suriname with regard to: 1) logging and bio-prospecting in the territory of the Saramaka people; and 2) mining and related issues in the territory of the Lokono indigenous people of west Suriname.

Vrijelijk tot stand gekomen, voorafgaande en weloverwogen instemming (FPIC): twee case studies uit Suriname

Dit rapport beschrijft hoe de Saramaka- en Lokono-gemeenschappen in Suriname het concept "Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)" in de praktijk brengen.Twee typische situaties in Suriname worden beschreven: 1) houtkap en bio-prospecting op het grondgebied van de Saramaka-gemeenschap; en 2) mijnbouw en daarmee verweven activiteiten op het grondgebied van de Lokono-gemeenschap in West Suriname.Forest Peoples Programme en de Vereniging van Saramakaanse Gezagsdragers