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JAPAN: Statement regarding the situation of human rights violations of Ainu people and Ryukyuan/Okinawan people

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Headquarters New York 16 to 27 May, 2011 Collective Statement Shimin Gaikou Centre, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact, Forest Peoples’ Programme, Citizens’ Network for Biological Diversity in Okinawa, No Helipad Takae Resident Society, Mo-pet Sanctuary Network By Makiko Kimura Agenda item 4 Human Rights (b) Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people and other United Nations human rights mechanisms Thank you Madame Chairperson. On behalf of the Shimin Gaikou Centre, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact, Forest Peoples’ Programme, Citizens’ Network for Biological Diversity ...

Opening Statement of Indigenous Peoples Delegation Made at the High Level Direct Dialogue between Indigenous Peoples and the World Bank

Washington, DC, November 15, 2010  The indigenous peoples delegation in this meeting welcomes this opportunity to have this dialogue with key and senior officials of the World Bank.   We hope this meeting will involve substantive discussions that go beyond formal pleasantries and exchange of information and result in key decisions on our strategic concerns and define concrete agreements for future dialogues.

Letter of Concern from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact on the Disappearance of Mr. Anthony Shing

05 October 2010 Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India New Delhi, India Dear Sir, Greetings. We express our deep concern and condemnation on the sudden disappearance of Mr. Anthony Shing, the Head of Foreign Affairs of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), in Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal last September 27, 2010 at around 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Mr. Shing was supposed to travel to India the following day, September 28, to attend the next round of peace talks last September 29 between the NSCN-IM and your government, the government of India. As a signatory to the International ...

Urgent Appeal

Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights ACTION ALERT Case:             Enforced Disappearance of Anthony Shing, Head of Foreign Affairs of the                         National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) Victim:           Anthony Shing also known as Ningkhan Shimray, 49 years old, married with 3                         children, a Naga from Northeast India, Head of Foreign Affairs of the National                         Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) Perpetrators: Unidentified intelligence personnel of India and Nepal Date & time:  September 27, 2010, around 6:00 PM Location:       Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights would like to draw your urgent attention on ...

AIPP IP Day Statement

9th August International Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration Implement the UNDRIP for the Wellbeing and Survival with  Dignity of Indigenous Peoples   Statement by Joan Carling, Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) 9 August 2010 In 1994, the UN General Assembly adopted the 9th of August as the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.  This is one of our major achievements in our relentless struggles and advocacy at local to the global levels in promoting the recognition of our distinct identities and inherent collective rights.  Another historical victory of indigenous peoples is the adoption of the UN ...

JOAS Statement on the Right to Participate in Decision Making

Statement of Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalysia (JOAS) [Indigenous Peoples’ Network of Malaysia] To agenda item 3 Study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision making.   Kopivosian Thank you, Mr Chairman.   First of all, I would like to congratulate you on behalf of Indigenous Peoples’ Network of Malaysia for your election as Chairperson of this session. We would like to also congratulate you and your fellow experts for compiling the draft report. We are very happy that our submission to the EMRIP has been incorporated in the document.

CPA Statement on the Right to Participate in Decision Making

Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Statement ON THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN DECISION-MAKING   In 16 October 1996 the Philippine government singed into law (RA 8371) the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA). The law supposedly meant to give justice to the decades of marginalization, misrepresentation, discrimination and dispossession of Philippine indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands. It was modelled from the provisions of the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and enables the 1987 Constitutional provisions that the State should enact “to recognize and promote the rights of indigenous peoples/indigenous cultural communities (IPs/ICCs) xxx[1]” and “to protect the ...

AIPP Statement on the Right to Participate in Decision Making

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITED NATIONS OFFICE, GENEVA, THIRD SESSION 12-16 July, 2010 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Statement on Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Participate in Decision Making Presented by Joan Carling, Secretary General   Mr. Chairperson, we warmly congratulate you for your chairmanship of this important session. The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) welcomes the progress report on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision making. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the critical issues relating to the right of indigenous peoples in decision-making. We wish to ...

Letter of Request by the Monbetsu Ainu

(English version) To The Honorable Harumi Takahashi The Governor of Hokkaido __ June, 2010 Urgent Request to the Hokkaido Governor   “Do not pollute our sacred mother river, Mobetsu River, any more” – Indigenous Monbetsu Ainu people who live in Monbetsu City, Hokkaido, Japan, have been claiming their land rights against the Hokkaido Prefectural Government and expressing their opposition to the development plan of the industrial waste dumping and treatment site on their sacred area. The site will be located upstream on the Monbetsu River, and the Hokkaido Government will make a final decision on the construction based on the ...

Joint Statement of Forest People’s Movements

Halt the Offensive Against People and End Militarisation of the Forests Joint Statement of Forest People's Movements Today, the police have killed one person in Kalinganagar and critically injured at least thirty more; at the proposed POSCO plant site in Jagatsinghpur, Orissa, 25 platoons of police have been deployed to crush the people defending their land. They expect an attack tomorrow or the day after. As national platforms of democratic forest movements, with more than 200 organisational members spread across the country, we unequivocally condemn this brutality. But such atrocities are not occurring in isolation. Operation Green Hunt and the ...