Human Rights Campaign Policy and Advocacy Programme

The Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme (HRCPA) aims to increase capacities of indigenous organizations and indigenous human rights defenders in documentation and advocacy at the national, regional and international levels to promote, protect and defend their individual and collective rights.

Report of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures Relating to Indigenous Peoples

For more than 10 years now, indigenous organizations in Asia have been conducting the annual preparatory meeting, which has been very invaluable in strengthening the cooperation and advocacy strategies of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia engaging with the various UN Mechanisms and Procedures relating to indigenous peoples. The topics covered have been expanding through the years with the inclusion of discussions on engagement with the ASEAN and its human rights body, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). AIPP has been the technical secretariat for this regional meeting in partnership with a local organization from the host country. ...

ANNOUNCEMENT : Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2011

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN mechanisms and procedures relating to indigenous peoples February 26 to March 1, 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand Since 2000 the indigenous peoples organizations in Asia have been conducting annual preparatory meeting on the UN mechanisms and procedures in relation to indigenous peoples. This annual preparatory meeting has been strengthening the cooperation of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia, building their capacity for engaging at the international level for awareness raising, lobby and advocacy.

10th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council – Burma/Myanmar

24 January – 4 February 2011 The government of Burma/Myanmar will be due for review in the 10th session of the UPR Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council. For this, a report was prepared for the UPR Working Group by the Burma Forum on Universal Periodic Review (BF UPR) which is composed with 14 organizations including Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) which is a member of AIPP.

Asia Regional Prep Meeting Submission to EMRIP 3rd Session

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on the theme of the EMRIP study, Indigenous Peoples and the right to participate in decision making March 1-3, 2010 Baguio City, Philippines   Compiled by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Submission to the 3rd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples     Background of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures   The Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting for this year (2010) was conducted in Baguio City, Philippines last March 1-3 and was participated by 56 indigenous representatives from 12 countries in the region and representatives from ...

Letter of Concern & Condemn

Concern and Condemn on the Attacks on Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is alarmed and expresses its concern and condemnation on the successive attacks to key indigenous leaders and human rights defenders in Bangladesh. Following the attack to Mr. Sanjeeb Drong last 22 January comes the attack of another two prominent indigenous leaders of Bangladesh, Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy, last January 27.

Letter of Concern

Letter of Concern on the Attack of Mr. Sanjeeb Drong   Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) expresses its deep concern and condemns the attack on Mr. Sanjeeb Drong, a known human rights defender and the current General Secretary of the Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF). BIPF is an active member of AIPP, and Mr. Drong is one of our leaders in Bangladesh.

Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

South Asia Sub-regional Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights A Training Seminar on the Promotion and Implementation of ILO 169 and UNDRIP – Challenges and Opportunities at the National Level was conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh last October 11-13. This is a follow up activity based on the recommendations of the participants of the Regional Workshop conducted in Nepal last April on the Experiences and lessons learned concerning the Implementation of indigenous peoples’ (IP) rights.  More details  

Submission to the OHCHR

Submission to the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Consultation on Business and Human Rights by: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)   In line with the issue of business and human rights with specific reference to the work of SRSG John Ruggie and the agenda of the consultation we provide the following recommendations: 1. To be able to operational the protection framework for business activities affecting indigenous peoples, states, corporations and other business enterprises need to ensure the full and effective consultation and participation of indigenous communities through the conduct of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process as ...

Support Statement for the Proposals

SUPPORT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSALS OF THE EMRIP EXPERTS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL By: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)  Since the establishment of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), though with limited resources, we have seen the dedication and commitment of the Experts in performing their mandate as provided by the Human Rights Council (HRC). In particular, the thematic study conducted by the Experts on the Lessons Learned and Challenges to Achieve the Implementation of the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Educationcaptures the key issues and concerns of indigenous peoples across the globe ...

Support Statement for the Special Rapporteur

SUPPORT STATEMENT FOR THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, PROF. JAME ANAYA By: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)  We would like to commend the Special Rapporteur for his relentless work in the promotion of the fundamental rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples around the world. Since his appointment, the Special Rapporteur has been equally and closely working with indigenous peoples and states in the different global regions.  His pro-active approach to the human rights issues of indigenous peoples has been very constructive, especially in his engagement with states.