This guidebook is published by SACCESS, a Sarawak NGO. The aim of the guidebook is to better inform and prepare Native Customary Rights (NCR) landowners in Sarawak who want to use the Malaysian civil courts to seek declaration of their lawful rights over their NCR Lands.
On 9 – 11 October 2012, Forest Peoples Programme and Sawit Watch, with the support of Cambodian NGO Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) co-organised a workshop, ‘Making the Bali Declaration Effective: The Phnom Penh Workshop on Human Rights and Agribusiness’, as a follow-up event to the Bali Workshop on Human Rights and Agribusiness of 2011. Hosted by the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), the workshop was attended by National Human Rights Commissioners from Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, South Korea and Timor-Leste, the Indonesian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), concerned Southeast Asian NGOs and the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Pada 9-11 Oktober 2012, Forest Peoples Programme and Sawit Watch, dengan dukungan NGO Kamboja Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), bersama-sama menyelenggarakan sebuah lokakarya bertajuk “Mengefektifkan Deklarasi Bali: Lokakarya Phnom Penh tentang Hak Asasi Manusia dan Agribisnis di Asia Tenggara”, sebagai tindak lanjut dari Lokakarya Bali tentang Hak Asasi Manusia dan Agribisnis tahun 2011 lalu. Dipandu oleh Komnas HAM Indonesia, lokakarya ini dihadiri oleh Komnas HAM dari Thailand, Malaysia, Filipina, Myanmar, Singapura, dan Timor Leste, perwakilan Indonesia untuk komisi hak asasi antar pemerintah ASEAN (ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights/AICHR), NGO-NGO Asia Tenggara yang peduli dan Pelapor Khusus PBB tentang Hak atas Pangan dan Hak-Hak Masyarakat Adat.
1. Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Nepal
An in-depth report into the development of the Arun III hydropower project and the challenges it, and projects like it, pose to the Nepali government commitments to protect the rights and interests of indigenous peoples (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN and FPP).
1. Kehancuran di Pagi Buta: Hak-Hak Masyarakat Adat di Republik Nepal (Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Nepal)
Sebuah laporan mendalam terkait pembangunan proyek pembangkit listrik tenaga air Arun III dan tantangan-tantangannya, serta proyek lain yang serupa, mempertanyakan komitmen pemerintah Nepal untuk melindungi hak-hak dan kepentingan-kepentingan masyarakat adat (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN dan FPP).
The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter starkly reveal, land and resource grabs are not just being imposed by commercial developers but are being actively promoted by governments, whose principle responsibility should be to protect the rights of citizens. Yet these same impositions are also being resisted, sometimes at great personal cost, by local communities and indigenous peoples.
Concluding a three day meeting in Phnom Penh convened by the Indonesian Human Rights Commission, with the support of Forest Peoples Programme, SawitWatch and the Community Legal Education Center of Cambodia, South East Asian Human Rights Commissions called for action to protect communities and indigenous peoples from the expansion of agribusiness.
During the 4th General Assembly of members, the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) has adopted a strong policy on how the organisation will support and encourage work on gender-related issues in all of its working programmes. The policy also addresses internal gender-related processes and possible concerns. The policy will sit alongside the newly adopted strategic plan on women’s rights and forms a coherent and strong commitment to advancing the interests and rights of indigenous women.
Dalam Sidang Umum anggota Ke-4, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) atau Pakta Masyarakat Adat Asia telah mengadopsi sebuah kebijakan yang kuat untuk mendukung dan mendorong penanganan isu-isu terkait gender dalam seluruh program kerjanya. Kebijakan tersebut juga akan menangani proses-proses internal terkait gender dan kekhawatiran-kekhawatiran yang mungkin timbul. Kebijakan tersebut juga akan berdampingan dengan rencana strategis yang baru diadopsi mengenai hak-hak perempuan dan akan membentuk sebuah komitmen yang koheren dan kuat untuk memajukan kepentingan dan hak perempuan adat.
Two United Nations experts on food and indigenous peoples today urged South-East Asian states not to sideline the human rights of communities across the region who derive their livelihoods, traditions and ways of life directly from their natural environments.
FPP partner HuMa is a non-profit non-governmental organisation based in Indonesia, whose work focuses on the issue of law reform in the natural resources sector. HuMa was started 10 years ago and in this video, some of its founders talk about the organisation's history and their expectations and hopes for its future.
Indigenous Peoples representing 15 organizations from six ASEAN countries and other support organizations under the banner of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force on ASEAN (IPTF-ASEAN) have expressed their disappointment and condemnation for not allowing them to hold a workshop to discuss Indigenous Peoples rights to land, territories and resources and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People at the venue of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Click here to read the Statement of Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities made at the Workshop on Indigenous Peoples & Ethnic Minorities, Friday 30 March 2012, during ACSC/APF 2012, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.