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Conflict Palm Oil in Practice

Rainforest Action Network

3 April, 2014

Conflict Palm Oil in Practice

EXPOSING KLK'S ROLE IN RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION, LAND GRABBING AND CHILD LABOR

Around the world rogue palm oil companies are destroying rainforests and violating the rights of Indigenous Peoples, rural communities and workers in order to produce Conflict Palm Oil, which is finding its way into hundreds of products lining American supermarket aisles.

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Impacts of German private sector involvement for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the Maï-Ndombe REDD+ Project in the DRC

FPP and INFOE

1 April, 2014

Front cover of Mai-Ndombe Redd+ Project in the DRC

This is a case study on the Maï Ndombe REDD Project, which is financially supported by the German based company "Forest Carbon Group AG"  through the local company ERA Carbon Offsets (now known as Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc.).  The objective of the case study is to examine the implementation of this project especially in relation to the rights of indigenous and local communities to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the elaboration and implementation of project activities, in order to (i) help stakeholders in Germany better understand the situation with regard to the

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The rights of indigenous peoples in Cameroon

various NGO's

4 March, 2014

Supplementary report submitted further to Cameroon's third periodic report 54th ordinary session, October 2013, Banjul, Gambia.

To read the full report please click here

Pour lire la rapport en français cliquez ici

 

 

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FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

FPP

18 February, 2014

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

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Kenyan Government’s forced evictions threaten cultural survival of the Sengwer

14 February, 2014

"All their [school] Uniforms, our cooking pans, water containers, cups have been burnt. There was no consultation."

The lead article in the last FPP E-Newsletter focused on the superb progress the Ogiek of Chepkitale, Mount Elgon, Kenya, have made in their efforts to secure their forests and livelihoods by writing down their sustainability bylaws and embarking on the process of enforcing them. This process has resulted in their arresting charcoal burners, and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has now begun to restrict some of the charcoal burners’, as well as encroaching agriculturalist activities that were leading to the destruction of the indigenous forest. 

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Securing community land and resource rights in Africa: A guide to legal reform and best practices

FERN, the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), ClientEarth and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED)

23 January, 2014

Securing Community land and resource rights in Africa

Available in English and French.

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Kenya defies its own courts: torching homes and forcefully evicting the Sengwer from their ancestral lands, threatening their cultural survival

22 January, 2014

Kenya Forest Service guards have been burning Sengwer homes forcing communities to flee their ancestral lands

Click here to sign the Avaaz petition to put pressure on the World Bank to use their leverage over the Kenyan government to halt these illegal evictions.

The Kenyan government has sent Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards, with police support, to Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills to forcibly and illegally evict thousands of Sengwer indigenous people from their ancestral forest lands and burn their homes and belongings to the ground. 

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Kenyan Government torches hundreds of Sengwer homes in the forest glades in Embobut

20 January, 2014

Kenya Forest Service continue burning Sengwer homes in the glades in Embobut forest


The forcible eviction of the Sengwer communities from their ancestral lands began this last week, despite the interim injunction granted in the High Court at Eldoret against any such evictions, and despite the national and international Appeal against such unlawful action. For the latest update see below, and for the background to this see the section below that.
 
Update:
 

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