Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Letter to Mark Canning, UK Ambassador to Indonesia, following Indonesia and East Timor Civil Society Human Rights Roundtable, Carlton Gardens, 7 February 2012

Co-signatories: Forest Peoples Programme, Down to Earth, TAPO and Survival International
14 February, 2012

This letter provides Mark Canning HMA with further information on the MIFEE project in West Papua and on South-East Asian regional approaches to human rights. It was sent with a dossier of relevant materials including:

MIFEE project in West Papua

Request for Consideration of the Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Merauke, Papua Province, Indonesia, under the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s Urgent Action and Early Warning Procedures, 31 July 2011: Cover letter and Submission

UN CERD formal communication to the Permanent Mission of Indonesia regarding allegations of threatening and imminent irreparable harm for indigenous peoples in Merauke District related to the MIFEE project, 2 September 2011

Request for Further Consideration of the Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Merauke, Papua Province, Indonesia, and Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia in General, under UN CERD’s Urgent Action and Early Warning Procedures, 6 February 2012

Down To Earth Update – “NGOs urge Indonesia to heed MIFEE moratorium call”. Joint submission to the UN's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights by 10 national and international CSOs, 29 November 2011: 

The Land of Papua: a continuing struggle for land and livelihoods. DTE Special Edition Newsletter, No. 89-90, November 2011

Regional approaches to human rights and business in Southeast Asia

Press release – “Agribusiness and Human Rights in Southeast Asia Workshop brings together Human Rights Commissioners, indigenous peoples’ representatives, academics and NGOs from across the world.”, 28 November 2011

Press release – “Bali Declaration acclaimed at Agribusiness and Human Rights in Southeast Asia Workshop”, 1 December 2011

Bali Declaration on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia, 1 December 2011