Human Rights

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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ASEAN Study: VIETNAM

This study provides a brief history of Vietnam’s indigenous peoples and their profile (including population; geographical location; brief information on their economic, social and cultural systems; customary institutions; natural resources management and ethnic minority women), their current legal status, laws, policies, programs and mechanisms applicable to them (including council of ethnic minorities, government agencies, mass …

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ASEAN Study: MALAYSIA

This study provides a profile of indigenous peoples in Malaysia, their customary/political institutions, governance and justice systems, natural resource management, their current legal status, and information including laws, policies, programs, bodies/mechanisms and the indigenous peoples’ issues and needs, development programs that directly apply to, or impact on indigenous peoples. Finally, the conclusion highlights key challenges, …

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ASEAN Study: CAMBODIA

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) would like to express its deep appreciation for the support extended by IWGIA, not only financially but also the understanding it has given in the face of challenges faced in making this report come to fruition. This study will provide a background history of Cambodia’s indigenous peoples, their profile …

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ASEAN Study: INDONESIA

This study provides a profile of indigenous peoples in Indonesia, their current legal status, and efforts to change and strengthen that status in accordance with international human rights standards. These are accompanied by relevant information including laws, policies, and development programs that directly apply to, or impact on indigenous peoples. Finally, the conclusion highlights key …

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Indigenous Peoples & National Human Rights: Institutions in Asia Good practices and challenges

This publication is a compilation of seven country studies conducted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand, a component of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s project on “Strengthening the Network of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia” with financial support from …

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ASEAN Study: LAOS

This study provides a brief history of Laos indigenous peoples, their profile in the country (including groups of indigenous peoples; population; geographical location; brief information on their economic systems; customary institutions; natural resources management and human rights concerns ), their current legal status in the country, laws, policies, programs and mechanisms applicable to them (including …

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Victims of development aggression: Indigenous Peoples in ASEAN

Two-thirds of the approximate 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are found in Asia, enriching the region’s enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. They have strong cultural attachment to the land, forests and waters and their livelihood depends on the natural resources therein. They have their own distinct languages, cultures, customary laws and social and political institutions …

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Supporting Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders at Risk: The IPHRD FUND

This publication aims to share lessons from the experiences of supporting IPHRDs at risk and their communities in order to improve and enhance services to human rights defenders, educate support groups and the public on the situation of IPHRDs at risk, and generate further support for them. The IPHRD Network and AIPP have a continuing …

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