Human Rights

Business and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences with Access to Remedy

This book represents an important step towards addressing the issues and challenges which have been observed by the Working Group (UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) in relation to access to remedy at this nexus between the role of the State, the responsibility of corporations …

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Extractive Industries and Energy Projects and Their Impacts to Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Asia is the largest of the world’s continents, covering approximately 1/3 of the Earth’s land area. It is the world’s most populous continent, with roughly 60% of the world’s total population, and the most demographically diverse. “Asia’s natural resources are among the richest and most diverse in the planet. The region holds 20% of the …

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Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network in Asia

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact [AIPP] wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who were involved in the evaluation of Project EIDHR/2011/266456 which was funded by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights [EIDHR]. AIPP deeply appreciates the dedicated cooperation and facilitation made by LAHURNIP in Nepal and the ICSO and CIYA …

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The right to Self-determination and Development of Indigenous Peoples

The world is becoming crowded, and there is a scramble for resources in the name of “sustainable development”. Pressure is being put upon indigenous peoples and on their land and resources that they have inherited from their ancestors and are obliged to pass it on to the next generation for their collective survival. This comic …

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Indigenous Media, Freedom of Expression and Right to Information: ASEAN Scenario

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand on August 8, 1967 with the purpose of accelerating economic, social and cultural development through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership. ASEAN also endeavors to promote peace and stability in the region through abiding respect …

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Access to Remedy: Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were endorsed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2011. They consist of three pillars aimed at ensuring compliance with human rights in the context of corporate activities. The first pillar is specifically targeted at States and reaffirms their duty to protect human rights, including those …

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No rights, no justice: Experiences of indigenous peoples affected

Two-thirds of the estimated 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are in Asia, enriching the region’s enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. They have strong cultural attachment to and livelihood dependence on land, forests and waters, and the natural resources therein. Their ownership of, and unique collective historical connections with their territories have continuously been developed and …

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Survival under Threat: Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh

The publication of this report has come at a time when the Indigenous peoples of Bangladesh are facing increasing challenges to the enjoyment of their human rights including the continuing denial of their existence by the Government of Bangladesh. It also comes at a time when instead of advancing the implementation of the Chittagong Hill …

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Development

There are at least 350 million indigenous peoples around the world, which is 5% of the global population. However, 15 % of the poorest of the poor are amongst indigenous peoples. The majority (2/3) of indigenous peoples are in ASia, who continue to be marginalized and discriminated. However indigenous peoples are again invisible in the …

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