FPP's founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Marcus Colchester, has published a paper on "Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable commodity production and forest conservation on forest peoples’ lands in Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia and Malaysia." The paper is published by Liverpool University Press.
From 6-9 June 2019, a regional workshop in Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was organised with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme.
A landmark declaration in 2010 brought human rights abuses by business activities into the spotlight. Since 2017, we have seen significant advances in legislating requirements for human rights due diligence in key markets, and in 2018 negotiations began on a possible Binding Treaty on business and human rights.
En 2010, une déclaration historique a mis en évidence les abus des droits de l’homme liés à des activités commerciales.
Delegates at the 8th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Chiang Khong, Thailand have released the Mekong Statement, committing to strengthening collaboration on confronting human rights abuses related to business activities in the region.
A Supreme Court ruling has found that indigenous peoples who were forcibly evicted from their land in 2011 are to be given monetary compensation, rather than the return of their land.
International NGOs have condemned an announcement by the Malaysian palm oil giant IOI Group (IOI) that it intends to sell its stake in a controversial palm oil plantation that has been at the center of a longstanding conflict with communities in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Des ONGs internationales ont condamné une annonce faite par le Groupe malaisien d’huile de palme (IOI) selon laquelle il a l’intention de vendre ses parts d’une plantation d’huile de palme qui a été au centre d’un conflit persistant avec les communautés de Sarawak, en Malaisie.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has again reminded the Royal Thai Government of its human rights obligations towards the Karen people in Kaeng Krachan National Park, and more widely to support and promote the retention and celebration of Karen culture as per the Royal Thai Government resolu
In April, the European Parliament by a substantial cross-party majority adopted a report highlighting the human rights violations, labour abuses, land grabbing and environmental destruction associated with the production of palm oil.
En avril, le Parlement européen, à une majorité importante tous partis confondus, a adopté un rapport mettant en évidence les violations des droits humains, les violations des droits des travailleurs, l’accaparement des terres et la destruction environnementale associés à la production d’huile de palme.
Exasperated with the lack of discernible progress that IOI has made in resolving the land dispute between its majority owned subsidiary IOI-Pelita and the community of Long Teran Kanan and others on the middle Tinjar river in Sarawak, NGOs sent a letter today spelling out what a resolution would mean from their point of view.
“For indigenous peoples, the environment is inextricably linked to every aspect of their lives and survival. They are the pillars of sound environmental governance.” – with these words Tan Sri Razali Ismail, from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKUM), welcomed participants to the 6th Southeast Asian Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness.
« Pour les peuples autochtones, l’environnement est étroitement lié à chaque aspect de leur vie et de leur survie. Ils sont les piliers de la bonne gouvernance de l’environnement ». C’est avec ces mots que Tan Sri Razali Ismail, de la Commission des droits humains de la Malaisie (SUHAKUM), a salué les participants à la 6e Conférence de l’Asie du Sud-Est sur les droits humains et l’agro-industrie.
In an unusually strongly worded formal communication to the Royal Thai Government, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed its serious concerns regarding the eviction of Karen communities from the area of Kaeng Krachan National Park, and the subsequent nomination of the park as part of a World Heritage Site.
Karen representatives today vowed to appeal against the recent Thai court verdict that ruled the authorities did not break the law in burning their properties to forcefully evict them from Kaeng Krachan National Park. Indigenous rights groups have called for effective redress for the affected communities saying that the ruling violated international human rights law.
An Urgent Action / Early Warning submission has been submitted to UNCERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) from the Karen Network on Culture and Environment, the Indigenous Peoples Education and Environment Foundation, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Forest Peoples Programme, regarding the violation of the land righ