Lands Territories and Resources

Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: the Obligations of States and International Organizations

AIPP, together with its member and partner organizations, takes this opportunity to make the following submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the General Assembly (UNSRIP), José Francisco Cali Tzay, in support of their report on ‘Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: The Obligations of States and International Organizations pursuant …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights To Lands, Territories And Resources In Asia And 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

The briefing paper analyses the importance and situation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples to their lands, territories and resources in Asia towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also examines the efforts made by Asian States and Indigenous Peoples in addressing the rights of Indigenous Peoples, …

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Protect the Indigenous Karen to return home safely!

The Thai government must immediately step up to uphold the human rights ofthe Karen Indigenous People in Bang Kloi The Karen Indigenous Peoples of Bang Kloi used to live inside the Kaeng Krachan National Park in their original village (Bangloi Bon- Jai Paen Din) – a place they had lived in sustainably for hundreds of …

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UN Experts Call for Halt to Contentious Tourism Resort in Bangladesh

GENEVA (9 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* said today Bangladesh should suspend the construction of a large-scale tourist resort in the Chittagong Hills Tracts because it threatens to dispossess the indigenous Mro peoples of their traditional lands and cause serious environmental damage. The Bangladesh Army and Sikder Group conglomerate company R&R Holdings Limited …

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Thailand’s green goals threaten Indigenous forest dwellers

Globally, indigenous and local communities own more than half of all land under customary rights, but only have secure legal rights to about 10%, according to AIPP’s partner Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group. About 2 billion indigenous and rural people live in conservation areas worldwide. As governments prioritized conservation to …

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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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Situation on Lands, Territories and Resources of Indigenous Peoples in Asia Bangladesh, China, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor Leste and Vietnam

In this study, ten countries are covered and their experiences are additional insights and lessons to understand better the context and condition of indigenous peoples and bring about a better perspective that will address their issues and concerns. Click here to download. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share …

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Status of Indigenous Peoples’ lands, territories and resources in Asia

Indigenous Peoples, because of their subordination and distinctiveness from mainstream cultures and polities, have been and still are subjected to gross human rights violations, systematic racism, discrimination, and dispossession. The experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Asia are very similar to the social and political processes observed by indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. …

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INDIA: Millions of Indigenous Peoples on the verge of losing their homelands again

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) prepared a booklet about India’s Supreme Court’s order of 13 February 2019 challenging the constitutional validity of Forest Rights Act (FRA) directed the State governments to ensure the eviction of all forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers from forest lands whose claims under the Act have been …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons …

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