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Sarawak: New report details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by dam builders

19 August, 2014

 

A new report issued by SAVE Rivers, a Sarawak Indigenous Peoples Network, details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by both the government and companies planning to build a huge dam across Sarawak’s second largest river, the Baram.

The Constitution of Kenya and the Land Question of the Forest indigenous Communities

11 August, 2014

Published on 10 August 2014, this article by Peter kitelo examines how the Constitution of Kenya 2010 aimed to establish institutions that would promote aspirations of the people, based on integrity, equality, social justice, and people’s democracy.

Peruvian indigenous organisations denounce Inter American Bank land titling project

30 July, 2014

Peru: Indigenous organisations consider formal complaint against the Inter American Bank land titling project for violations of indigenous rights and for undermining commitments to reduce deforestation ahead of COP20 in Lima.

World Bank’s Draft Safeguards Fail to Protect Land Rights and Prevent Impoverishment: Major Revisions Required

29 July, 2014

97 non-governmental organizations and civil society networks and 17 distinguished individuals from Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe sent this collaborative statement to the World Bank’s Board, demanding that the draft be sent back to the drawing board and re-written with serious safeguards to respect and protect the land, housing and livelihood rights of the poor.

View the statement here

Final Statement on Draft World Bank Safeguard Policy

29 July, 2014

This statement, prepared jointly by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), contains views and recommendations for improving the draft for the second round of consultations. We have been engaging in the review process since it was launched in 2011 and we hope that the dilutions to the current safeguard policies shall be addressed properly, and the added provisions such as the on the free prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples be strengthened, along with the legal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands and resources.

Press Release: World Bank moves to undermine the rights of indigenous peoples

29 July, 2014

PRESS RELEASE.

Tuesday 29 July 2014 / For immediate release.

A new statement provided to the World Bank highlights the serious concerns indigenous peoples have regarding the World Bank’s proposed (leaked) new standards for projects impacting on indigenous peoples, and specifically a shocking new ‘opt-out’ clause. 

World Bank moves to undermine the rights of indigenous peoples

CSO letter on support for CAO

15 July, 2014

CSO letter to the President of the World Bank Group expressing support for the office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO).

Indonesia needs political reform, not just legal prosecution, to eradicate corruption in palm oil plantations

10 July, 2014

The article looks at the links between oil palm business and public officials. It comes to the conclusion that the prosecution of corrupt officials is failing to stop corruption by elected officials, and that reform of electoral funding laws is needed so that politicians and political parties do not have to reply on bribes or oligarchs to fund their election campaigns.

To read the full article please click here

 

Unidos para la defensa de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

1 July, 2014

Federación por la Autoderterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI)

“FAPI Informa”, una revista que publica las acciones y luchas de las doce asociaciones indígenas que conforman la organización.

El primer número de la revista de la Federación por la Autodeterminación por los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) se publica este mes de junio. Esta edición incluye notas que tienen que ver con acciones, actividades y luchas que llevan adelante los líderes de las doce asociaciones que conforman la  FAPI.