AIPP

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy for External Evaluation (deadline extended)

Project: “Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation” Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send an Expression of Interest to Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa at  nuri@aippnet.org  and Ms. Joann Guillao at joann@aippnet.org no later than 18 July 2018. The Expression of Interest should include: CV Daily fee in USD Brief technical proposal, indicating main methodological considerations Three references, to whom AIPP Secretariat may contact Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interviews. . For more information about the project, please visit www.ccmin.aippnet.org Background: The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization established in 1992 ...

Nepal: Police must refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of Kathmandu’s road expansion affected communities

Nepal: Police must refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of Kathmandu’s road expansion affected communities For immediate release 7 September 2017 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) calls on Nepal Police to refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of communities affected by road expansion in Kathmandu. Dozens of demonstrators, including at least two women, were injured on Tuesday after police baton-charged and booted them during a rally of the affected communities. AIPP condemns the high-handedness of the police at the rally and urges the Nepalese authorities to uphold the right to peaceful assembly and rule of law in ...

A historic win for human rights – AIPP congratulates its first Secretary General, Luingam Luithui, upon his victory for the restoration of his fundamental right to citizenship after 22-year of ordeal

A historic win for human rights AIPP congratulates its first Secretary General, Luingam Luithui, upon his victory for the restoration of his fundamental right to citizenship after 22-year of ordeal  29 August 2017 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) marks the Delhi High Court order to affirm the fundamental citizenship right of Luingam Luithui, a prominent Naga human rights advocate, as a historic victory for human rights in India. Along with Luithui, the Court on 24 August has finally ordered the restoration of Indian citizenship of his wife, Peingamla. The Court has ruled that it is due to the unconstitutional acts ...

Thailand: Thai Military Must Drop Unlawful Charges Against Academics

We, the undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities to immediately drop all charges against academics and participants who attended a recent conference in Chiang Mai, and to uphold academic freedom in line with Thailand’s human rights obligations. This week, Professor (in Thai, Ajarn) Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and five other academics have been asked to report to police for actions related to the 13th International Conference on Thai Studies, held from 15 to 18 July, 2017 in Chiang Mai. Prof. Chayan and the others are being charged with violating the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Implementation of the UNDRIP and 25 Years of AIPP on The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 2017 “Reaffirming our roots, Embracing our future”

9th August 2017 This year, the 13th of September 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the UN General Assembly. Further, the year 2017 is also an auspiciously year for Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) as it is its 25th Anniversary. Over the past 25 years, alongside many other indigenous communities in Asia, AIPP has come together to discuss, propagate, and assert our own agenda towards: our inherent right to self-determination and self-governance; our human rights and customary laws; the control of our lands, territories ...

Cambodia: Homes of indigenous communities risk further flooding as Lower Sesan II dam closes gates and authorities detain indigenous peoples and civil society representatives on the way to Stung Treng

25 July 2017 Chiang Mai, Thailand Two indigenous communities in Stung Treng province that for years have been defying the construction of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam now face the immediate prospect of having their homes flooded as the gates are closed.  To make matters worse, they are now threatened with forced eviction from the remainder of their lands that is not expected to be flooded.  Their indigenous brothers and sisters have demanded that all threats to evict them be called off. On 15 July, the first of the dam’s ten gates was closed.  By now, six have been ...