Click here to read the joint submission which was submitted by FPP, CEFAID, IWGIA, Tebtebba, AIPP and various other NGOs and indigenous peoples' organisations.
It is often stated that attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights in connection with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is barred by the principle of state sovereignty. This assertion is incorrect in light of contemporary international law. State sovereignty does not and cannot preclude attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ internationally guaranteed rights.
Los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, la Soberanía del Estado y el Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica
Les droits des peuples autochtones, la souveraineté des États et la Convention sur la diversité biologique