Statements – Global

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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Independent report on WWF-linked human rights abuses shows conservation sector needs root and branch change

Killings, torture, sexual and physical violence and intimidation have no place in conservation A report commissioned due to intense media pressure reveals systemic problems resulting in violence and abuse in protected areas managed or supported by WWF and major problems in WWF’s organisational approach to human rights Systematic denial of traditional and customary rights to …

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Indigenous peoples’ organisations submit observations on proposed EU corporate due diligence laws that uphold indigenous rights

Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders have contributed to a Compendium of civil society submissions to the current European Union Presidency on steps “Towards EU Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation.” The compilation has been brought together by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development featuring papers from …

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HLPF: Indigenous Women’s Collective Statement For High Level Political Forum 2020

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in collaboration with Asia Indigenous Women Network (AIWN), Bai Indigenous Women’s Network, Philippines, International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), MADRE, National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF), Nepal, OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia, PEREMPUAN AMAN, Indonesia and VOICE organized a formal virtual side event on ‘Indigenous Women in COVID-19 to SDGs achievement: …

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Submission by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and its member organizations and networks in partial response to the ‘Call for inputs Report’ of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the General Assembly

Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples in Asia There are approximately 411 million Indigenous Peoples (IPs) living across Asia who are confronted with an array of vulnerabilities in the face of COVID-19.[1] The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities across its 14 member countries through continuous …

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AIPP is appalled by the blowing up of the 46,000 years-old sacred site of the Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Peoples

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is shocked to learn about the blowing up of the 46,000-year-old sacred cave of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura(PKKP) peoples on May 24th, 2020. The sacred cave destroyed is a heritage with historical significance not just for the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and PKKP peoples but for the global society …

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AIPP’s congratulatory message to new EMRIP member Mr. Dhamai

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) would like to congratulate Mr. Binota Moy Dhamai for his new appointment as a member of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) for 2020 – 2022. The decision was made by the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 13th, 2020 before the suspension of its …

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AIPP condemns the harassment of Neingulo Krome by the Govt of India

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns the harassment of Mr. Neingulo Krome, Secretary General of Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), in Kolkatta airport. He was unlawfully prevented from boarding his flight by claiming that an order has been issued by the government of India prohibiting him to travel to foreign countries. We …

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Public Statement on the liquidation of the Center of Support for Indigenous Peoples of the North

Date 19.12.2019 To: The President of Russian Federation Vladimir PutinMinistry of JusticeChairman of the State Duma Committee on NationalitiesChairman of the State Duma Committee for Regional Politics and problems of the North and Far EastChairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights With this communication we would like to express our deepest …

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Public Statement on the liquidation of the Center of Support for Indigenous Peoples of the North

Date 19.12.2019 To: The President of Russian Federation Vladimir PutinMinistry of JusticeChairman of the State Duma Committee on NationalitiesChairman of the State Duma Committee for Regional Politics and problems of the North and Far EastChairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights With this communication we would like to express our deepest …

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