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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.  

Resource database of Indigenous peoples’ network and professional experts

Dear AIPP members, Warm greeting from AIPP! The Regional Capacity Building (RCB) desk of the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) is in the process of developing a Resource database of Indigenous peoples’ network and professional experts within AIPP’s network for Asia. This initiative is taken to avail indigenous peoples’ organizations in Asia with a pool of Indigenous Experts and Resource Persons for training and education on various issues effecting Indigenous Peoples. The database will be periodically updated and shared with Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations and other non-governmental organizations working on indigenous peoples’ issues in Asia.   In this connection, we would ...

Bangladesh, Myanmar and Laos Indigenous Peoples’ HR Report

The situation of indigenous peoples in Asia has given rise to the need for widespread awareness raising and the intensification of advocacy and lobby work at the national and regional levels for the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights. AIPP has, therefore, expanded its human rights programme to include the preparation and publication of human rights reports on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia. These reports are also intended to amplify the voices of indigenous communities who have been experiencing human rights violations and continue to be ignored or sidelined. Introduction of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Report 2008Executive ...

Experience and Lessons Learned concerning implementation of IPs’ Rights workshop’s statement

Inspired by the sharing of experiences and good practices in the workshop, the participants made key recommendations the using of national and international human rights frameworks; meaningful consultation, participation and representation of indigenous peoples, especially women and youth; strengthening government and indigenous peoples’ capacity; recognising land and resources and establishing forms of self determination in practice. The Statement

Statement to the Human Rights Council, Agenda item 2 (2008)

Joint Indigenous Peoples and NGO Statement on the occasion of the presentation of the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the relationship between climate change and human rights

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2009 Narrative Report

The Asia Regional Preparatory meeting was held from 3rd to 7th of April, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) and hosted by Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS) and funded by IWGIA, Tebtebba, ILO PRO 169 and UNDP-CHTDF. The meeting was well attended by 59 indigenous representatives and supporters from 11 Asian countries