National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW) report the killing of a youth by forest personnel, and protest the failure to bring such atrocities to justice.
Public statement by Amnesty International
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
Issued by Malaysian Bar
Call to the Malaysian Government to implement its commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 in the face of continued abuse of indigenous peoples in Malaysia.
Indigenous representatives arrested over opposition to construction of dams on their lands, commissioned without their consent by the state government.Issued by JOAS (Indigenous Peoples Network of Asia)
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples by Women Action for Development, Manipur, India, and the Forest Peoples Programme
Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the process of drafting Nepal's new constitution. Submitted by ten indigenous peoples organisations and FPP
Submission by by the United NGOs Mission Manipur (a network of 235 indigenous peoples' organisations from North East India) and Forest Peoples Programme
In response to an urgent action request from Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Sawit Watch, FPP and others, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has urged Indonesia to guarantee effective protection of indigenous peoples' rights while implementing reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).
NGO report provides specific facts and documentation related to ongoing violations of the economic, social and cultural rights of the indigenous peoples of Cambodia
Letter adopted under the urgent action and early warning procedures expressing serious concerns about indigenous peoples' rights in relation to oil plam plantations and a proposed regulation on REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
submitted to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences by United NGOs Mission Manipur, Women Action for Development (Manipur) and Forest Peoples Programme
Impressions of a visit to the Tau Taa Wana people of Central Sulawesiwho face the takeover of their lands by transmigration, mining and protected areas.
concerning the situation of indigenous peoples in the Republic of Indonesia that request urgent action measuresSubmission by Sawit Watch, Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara and FPP
concerning the situation of indigenous peoples in North East India that request urgent action measuresSubmission by the United NGOs Mission Manipur and Forest Peoples Programme