Human Rights

Statement on International Human Rights Day

It was on the 10th of December 1948 that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and hence forth this day has been observed as Human Rights Day every year. Human Rights is an inalienable rights entitled to as a human being regardless of any social, political, gender, economic locations anyone may come from. …

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UNDER THE COVER OF COVID : New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights

The planet is facing an unprecedented global health crisis as a result of COVID-19. As of September 29, over 1 million people have died from the virus. A protracted pandemic is increasingly likely as the initial health crisis begins to transform into compounded food security and economic crises. Among some of the most vulnerable groups …

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Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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Politics of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Tamalpais Trust Fund has published ‘Politics of Resistance Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State.’ This book presents the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples from a new angle, asks new questions on distance and disagreements between the state and the Indigenous Peoples, and …

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Participation for empowerment: How are indigenous peoples faring in the SDGs?

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) prepared a briefing paper for the High-Level Political Forum 2019 on Sustainable Development. It is titled “Participation for empowerment: How are indigenous peoples faring in the SDGs?”. Click here to download the briefing paper. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share on Twitter Share …

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Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples

Do you want to know more about Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples? Have you read this newest publication titled: Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples by AIPP and SIL LEAD, Inc.? The simple book is a NEW ARRIVAL! It is based on the animation video, …

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Leaving no one behind: Practical guide for Indigenous Peoples

The main objective of this practical guide is to provide some basic information for indigenous peoples about the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in a simpler and easy-to-understand way. This practical guide also gives concrete guidance on how indigenous peoples can engage in the 2030 Agenda processes from national to global level. Click here to …

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Mining, the Aluminium Industry, and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

There is now increasing global attention on how to change “business as usual” practices of corporations so that they account for environmental sustainability, ensure respect for human rights and contribute to equitable development. Finding ways to ensure that corporations respect and support the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples remains a challenge in securing …

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National security laws and measures: The impacts on indigenous peoples

The implementation of national security laws, measures, programs and policies results to serious and adverse impacts to the respect for and protection of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples as enshrined in various international human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. After the U.S. government passed its Patriot Act in October 2001, most …

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